A suspected suicide has blown himself up in the Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi State on Tuesday, May 25, around 11.30am opposite campus 2 of Amaizu/Amangbala primary school.
The huge explosion which resulted from the blast was said to have prompted residents in the area to scamper for safety.
The yet-to-be-identified man who reportedly carrying the explosive was said to have been mutilated by the bomb.
The Nation reports a source in the area as saying that the incident happened around 12noon.
“He attempted entering Amaizu/Amangballa Primary School but was turned back by the school security since he couldn’t justify his reason for visiting. He immediately started running inside a nearby bush before a big bang was heard,” the source said.
The source also said residents scampered for safety when the bomb exploded but reconvened at the scene of the incident a few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the poll of his blood.
The resident who noted that the incident happened close to the Eke Market Afikpo which is said to be the biggest market in the area hinted that there is tension and panic in the community.
It was gathered that the upper part of the suspected suicide bomber’s body was destroyed from the impact of the bomb.
<span;>Commissioner for Internal Security, Stanley Okoro confirmed the incident but noted that he was yet to get details of what happened.