A yet to be identified middle aged man suspected to be a suicide bomber at 11:30am this morning, Tuesday, 25h May 2021 opposite the campus 2 of Amaizu/Amangbala Primary school, in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State blew himself up.
A resident of the area who spoke to Leadership on grounds of anonymity said that on hearing the sound of the explosion, residents of the area scampered for safety.
He said that the yet to be identified youngman was carrying explosive which exploded on his body killing him instantly
He noted that after few minutes, the residents reconvened at the scene of the incident only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.
The resident who noted that the happened close to the Eke Market Afikpo which happens to be the biggest market in the area said that there is tension and panic in the community following the incident.
According to the source, the suspected bomber was seen wondering within the area adding that I first came into a beer parlour and when the people inquired who he was, he left.
He moved to the schools and the gate man asked him to go back and infront of the school as he made effort to remove his clothes, the explosive exploded.
Efforts to get the reactions of the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Loverth Odah and the State Commissioner for Internal Security, Boarder Peace and Conflict Resolutions Chief Stanley Emegha proved abortive as several calls put across to them was not answered.