No suicide bomber in Ebonyi, says Governor
By Chuks Egbe, Abakaliki
The Ebonyi State Government has debunked claims of a suicide bomb explosion in the South Eastern State.
In a statement on Tuesday, Francis Nwaze
Special Assistant to the Governor on
Media and Publicity said the reports were false.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua, the state Government said there was no explosion of a suicide bomb in Afikpo, Ebonyi State on Tuesday afternoon.
The Government said the news is in sharp contrast to the reality as the incident was a grenade of a security personnel carrying out his duties at the said location that accidentally exploded.
“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” he said
The Ebonyi State Government cautioned the general public to disregard the fake news as it is the handiwork of enemies of the state who are bent on causing panic where none exists.
He said reminded residents of Ebonyi that generating and spreading of fake news aimed at causing panic in the state is actionable.