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Police speaks on Enugu church blast



The Enugu State Police Command on Monday debunked report of a purported bomb explosion at a church in Enugu on Sunday.
The Command spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen that there was no bomb blast in any church in the state as was speculated.

He said, “The command wish to make it categorically clear to the members of the public that there was no bomb explosion at Holy Cross Catholic Parish at Iji Nike in Abakpa, Enugu State, as being speculated.

“And that there was a report of alleged explosion in the church in the morning on Sunday in which the command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) promptly attended to together with other security operatives of the command.

“The command to this end, wish to advice members of the public to go about their normal lawful businesses as analysis from the men of the EOD of the command revealed that that it has got nothing to do with improvised explosive devise or its like.

“But it is pyrotechnic which the perpetrator used to cause panic to church members.

“There is no loss of lives, injury or damage to properties during the incident.’’

The spokesman said that police operatives in the EOD department had rendered the entire area safe.

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He however said, “a full scale investigation has commenced into the alleged incident.”

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