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Panic in Enugu over Bomb Explosions



Bomb explosions in one of the designated polling units in Enugu, early on Saturday morning, has thrown residents, including prospective voters, and Independent National Electoral Commission officials, into panic.
The incident occurred at WTC Primary School Polling Unit 1 in New Layout, where voting is billed to take place in the presidential and national assembly polls.
The bombs, believed to be improvised explosives devices, were concealed in a vehicle which was believed to have been parked near the polling center overnight.
The bombs were placed in a Honda Accord car with Abuja registration number KUJ 971LB.
The first explosion, which is believed to have gone off prematurely, attracted security agents, who quickly cordoned off the area.
Two other unexploded bombs were discovered in the vicinity, and were subsequently defused by the police anti-bomb unit.
Our correspondent, who rushed to the area, witnessed the controlled explosion of the two bombs by the anti-bomb squad at 8.45am and 9.05am.
No casualty was recorded but the incident caused panic among voters and INEC officials who were to participate in the election at the unit.
Our correspondent observed that voters turned back on hearing of the bombs.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dan Bature, who addressed journalists at the venue, said investigations had commenced.
He urged voters to come out and vote, assuring them that their safety was guaranteed.
The police boss said, “Whatever is their motive? We don’t know, whoever is involved we don’t know yet.
“But we can assure you that nobody was injured – everybody is safe and voting will go on.
“I assure all the voters that they are safe.”

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