A police officer, Idi Aminu, member 32 PMF attached to Afikpo police Division has been killed by an explosive device suspected to be hand grenade.
Speaking on the issue, the Police public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebonyi state police command, DSP Lovett Odah explained that the device in the possession of the officer exploded, and killed him.
She stressed that there was no bomb explosion in Ebonyi state, noted that the public should not be thrown into unnecessary panic.
Nonetheless, the residents of Afikpo in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state are confused, panicked.
Meanwhile , a retired veteran journalist and President General in the Afikpo community,Chief Jasper Okoro told newsmen that a number of residents of the area suspect that it was a bomb explosion.
He said the explosion was near their Eke Market and a primary school of which the casualty figure could have been more if the bearer of the explosive had reached the market or school.