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Bomb explosion rocks PortHarcourt market

A popular Mile 3 Market in PortHarcourt, Rivers State Capital on Monday recorded a bomb explosion which caused body damage to some people, but as at the time of filing this report, no record of any death.

Penpushing reports that, Rivers State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed this development in a statement, adding that the incident occurred when a trader identified as Mrs Ifemia Aloke opened her shop

“A locally fabricated dynamite exploded when one Mrs Ifemia Aloke, popularly known as ‘mama Joy’ opened her fish shop, inflicting injuries on her son and one other young lady who are currently receiving medical attention. No life was lost in the incident’,he said.

The Superintendent of Police, said police officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) were immediately dispatched to the scene to sweep and render the market safe, adding that normal trading activities resumed immediately in the market.

“In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident with a view to ascertaining the cause of the explosion and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“He wishes to reassure the good people of the State that the State is generally calm and they should go about their lawful activities uninterrupted and without fear of molestation from any quarters,” he said.

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