The Police in Imo State, has confirmed that a bomb exploded in the State, killing three persons.
Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, in Imo State, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that the explosion occurred in Eziorsu Community, in Oguta Local Government Area.
Ikeokwu gave the names of the victims, as Elvis Ukado, Kasiemobi Uzoma, and Justice Adie.
The Spokesperson for the Police said: “It was as an unexploded ordinance in a scrap dump.
“The bomb exploded killing three of them at the scene, while one of the victims was beating the scrap iron, in order to compress it.”
Orlando also confirmed that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, and his team, had visited the bomb explosion scene, at Oguta
He added: “The Commissioner of Police wishes to use this medium to warn all members of the public, to promptly report any metal device suspected to be Unexploded Ordinance or Explosive, UXO, for possible examination, evacuation, and possible destruction.”
An eyewitness from the community, who also confirmed the development, said that the explosion affected people around the scene, due to the violent wave and effect of the blast.