Abia State Government has shut the Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in
Umuahia North Local Government Area following the discovery of a
substance suspected to be a bomb at the school.
Pointblanknews.com learnt that the pupils had discovered a bag at a
corner of the school and informed their teachers who called the
attention of the school authorities.
Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the government
is working with relevant security agencies to unravel the source and
nature of the suspected explosive device found at the Primary School.
He added that though the government is awaiting an official report from
the police ordinance department, initial examination of the devices
showed 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. 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
“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.”