The Police Command in Enugu State has debunked a social media reports of a bomb explosion within Enugu metropolis, few hours before the general elections.
Late Friday evening, rumour went round that there was a bomb explosion at at popular Otigba junction Enugu.
Another report claimed a bomb was also discovered at New Market, Enugu.
The Police Command in Enugu State has now reacted to the rumours in a fresh statement issued by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu.
The statement which was entitled: “No Bomb Explosion in Enugu State: Disregard Mischief Makers Misinformation,’’ said that the command’s bomb explosive specialists only picked up a suspicious object in the metropolis that looked like an explosive for further analysis. He said;
“The command through its operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department have commenced full analysis of the object picked near a bush close to a fence of a building located at Old Ngwo Road in Enugu today.
“It was gathered that through information received that an object suspected to be explosive ordinance was found as a man was clearing the bush near the said fence at about 9:30 a.m. today.
“Our operatives promptly got to the scene and recovered the object which is currently being analysed for further necessary action,’’