By Ayo Kehinde
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State
The Imo State government has clarified the story about an explosion of a suicide bomb in Afikpo, Ebonyi State on Tuesday afternoon.
It said what came out of an investigation conducted by the police in the state was in sharp contrast to earlier reports.
“The incident was a grenade of a security personnel carrying out his duties at the said location that accidentally exploded.” said Mr Francis Nwaeze, a Special Assistant to the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Media and Publicity. He added that, “a similar incident equally occurred in front of the Ebonyi State Old Government House as some mobile police officers were servicing their APC machine. The first incident took the life of a passerby while the second caused injuries on the affected person, who has been taken to the hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.”
“Furthermore, Ebonyians and residents of Ebonyi State are reminded that generating and spreading of fake news aimed at causing panic in the state is actionable.”