Police officer accidentally detonated a hand grenade, not Suicide Bomber – Police


The Ebonyi State Police Command has released a statement following the explosion that rocked the Afikpo community on Tuesday.

Recall that roundnews24 earlier reported a suicide bomber blew himself in Ebonyi state after a fail attempt to enter an Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School in the state.

However the police in the state said that the bomb explousion was a mistake from a police officer on special deployment to Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Loverth Odah, in a statement, said that Mr. Idi Aminu lost his life in an accidental hand grenade explosion.

Mrs Odah, explained that the MOPOL Inspector mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist with his elbow resulting in the deadly explosion.

Adding that the police officer was an operative of MOPOL 32 and not a suicide bomber, adding that his remains had been evacuated to a mortuary.

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