- The Enugu police command faults local tabloid report of bomb blast in a church in the state
- The command spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, advice members of the public to go about their normal lawful businesses
- Sudan police arrests suspected killer of Nigerian diplomat
The Enugu state police command on Monday denied report of alleged bomb explosion at an Enugu church on Sunday, May 13.
The command spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said that there was no bomb blast in any church in the state as being speculated by a local tabloid, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“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 it 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.
“A full scale investigation has commenced into the alleged incident,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, a woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Nigerian, Habibu Almu, assistant Comptroller of Immigration, who was on Thursday, May 10, found stabbed to death in his residence in Khartoum, Sudan.
The Sudanese authorities, in a statement released by the official news agency SUNA, said the killer is a foreign woman and has been arrested by the police in Sudan.
The authorities didn’t disclose the circumstances of the crime or the nationality of the killer. The suspect has reportedly confessed to the murder of the diplomat and his stolen possessions.
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