At least 6 houses destroyed as explosion rocks Benin
- An explosion suspected to be bomb blast has rocked Benin city, the capital of Edo state
- The explosion destroyed no fewer than six houses early in the morning on Saturday, April 11,
- Residents of the affected area alleged that the explosion came from the home of a suspected bomb-maker
Not less than six houses were destroyed by an early morning explosion suspected to be a bomb at Dumez Street, Off Benin Auchi Road, Eyean, Benin City on Saturday, April 11, Vanguard reports.
The blast caused panic among residents of the area, and the impact of the explosion was visible in about six houses.
The Nigeria police were already on ground to ascertain the cause of the explosion. However, residents alleged that the explosion came from the home of a suspected bomb-maker who lives in the area.
Though no death or injury was reported from the explosion, Lawal Jimeta, the state commissioner of police said an investigation had begun on the matter.
According to P.M News, the blast occurred inside a waste dump pit, at the home of a man identified as one Muhammed Hamza, an information and communication expert.
In another report by Sunday Sun, Pastor David Iginua, one of the landlords, whose house was affected, narrating his experience said he heard a very loud noise and the windows of his building had shattered.
He also said he saw smoke coming from the compound of a man. According to Iginua, a neighbor who allegedly makes bomb was testing it inside his well.
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Legit.ng previously reported that no fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on the morning of Saturday, March 28.
The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 28, cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured.
In a related development, a statement from the Ondo state police command has attributed explosives as the cause of the blast which occurred along the Akure Owo expressway in Ondo state.
Ondo state commissioner for police, Undie Adie while speaking to newsmen at the scene of the explosion said that the blast which occurred on Saturday, March 28, happened after a vehicle transporting explosives to a storage facility in Edo state developed a mechanical fault.
The police officer explained that when the driver initially noted a fault with the vehicle he tried to park the truck away from houses close to the road. He, however, discovered smoke emanating from the engine, but his effort to put it out was abortive as it was fire instead.
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