A few hours ago, an explosive device was discovered at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.
Following this, the Abia State Government is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices.
A statement made by the Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi, on Thursday disclosed that necessary measures have been taken to protect pupils and staff of the school while security sweeps the school.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu also directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations.
Part of the statement reads,
“While initial examination of the devices shows evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting a 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 an 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.”