Explosive discovered at Abia Elementary School

The object suspected of being an explosive was found in a primary school in the state of Abia.

State Information Commissioner, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, revealed this in a statement Thursday.

He said the government is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to uncover the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in the northern Umuahija local government area.

The statement read: “Although initial testing of the device shows evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion that the materials are relics from the Civil War era, we are awaiting a final official EOD report from Nigerian police who are currently investigating the incident.

“In the meantime, the necessary measures have been taken to protect students and school staff with security inspections that are underway while the school is temporarily closed.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered security agencies to launch proactive checks at other vulnerable locations out of caution.

“While we are thankful to God that there is no harm to life or property, we urge citizens and residents to continue to be vigilant and report suspicious situations to security agents.”

The state government has revealed that it is also cooperating with relevant security agencies in the state to discover the source and nature of the suspicious explosive found in the school.

He was said to be awaiting an official EOD (explosives disposal) report from Nigerian police working to unravel the case.