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Suspected Explosives In Primary School Uncovered In Abia State

It has been reported that the Abia State Government has uncovered suspected explosive materials found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state.

This was revealed in a statement released on Thursday by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi .

According to the statement, “While initial examination of the devices show 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”.

The statement added that, “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”.

Meanwhile, the State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive operation and be on the watchout for any suspicious activity.

It was made known that no life or property was lost and that the state government asked citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance and report any suspicious situations to security agents.

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