3 Arrested After Explosion Injures 2 In Enugu
An explosion that occurred about 400 metres away from a polling station at Coal Camp in Enugu metropolis has left 2 persons wounded.
Police confirmed the incident and said 2 suspects have been arrested.
The police are yet to make an official statement on what caused the incident.
Voters had gathered at the polling unit for Enugu State Local Government Election when the explosion occurred.
The Enugu State Police Command said it is a minor one, but it destroyed a tricycle popularly called Keke.
The spokesman for the State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, said the explosion occurred at a workshop about 400 metres near the entrance of a polling station at Coal Camp.
"There is no cause for alarm as the command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) is already at the scene of the incident.
"The polling station close to the scene is still having voters patiently waiting to exercise their franchise.
"It is just a coincidence happening on the day of election.
"The command, however, is assuring members of the public that the cause of the minor explosion will be thoroughly investigated," he said.
Mr Chinedu Anigbo, is the Chairman of Enugu Urban 1 Amalgamated Neighbourhood Watch and he said the explosion occurred around 8.30 a.m. local time when voters were arriving to vote.
It had triggered little scare, but Anigbo appealed to voters to remain calm and not be intimidated by miscreants.
The explosion comes at a time that a militant group in Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Avengers has threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities.
Their activities had grave effect on Nigeria's economy, before it was quell some months ago through negotiation.
Oil production had dipped, forcing revenue from crude oil sales which the nation depends on to decline.
Economic analysts said resurgence in their activities may force the nation's economy back to recession.