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Explosive devices found in Abia Primary School

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Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia

The vigilance of citizens and security agents in Abia State seems to be paying off as some explosive devices were found in Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA on Thursday, April 8.
In a press statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and obtained by our correspondent, the Abia State Government said, “while initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting definite official report from the EOD Squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.”

The statement read, “Abia State Government is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA.

“While initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting definite official report from the EOD squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.
“Meanwhile, necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school with security sweeps ongoing while the school is temporarily closed.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.
“While we are grateful to God that there is no harm to life or property, we urge citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance and report suspicious situations to security agents

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