A powerful explosion has rocked the city of Enugu.

The explosion occurred Monday night at about 8pm at the New Artisan Market, Enugu.

No life was lost in the incident.

The explosion, however, caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop.

It was gathered that the blast was so powerful that the roof of the shop was blown off.

People aren't sure about what triggered the blast, however, initial reports reveal that there were some kind of explosive material stored inside the market.

Confirming the incident, the Enugu State Police command through its spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu said the police have commenced full scale investigations.

Amaraizu advised the people of the state, particularly residents of the axis not to entertain fear or panic but to go about their normal lawful business.

He said all hands are on deck by the command, working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders for a safe and secured Enugu state and its environs.

Meanwhile, personnel of the Explosive Ordinance Department of the state command have been deployed to the scene to further render the scrap site and its environs safe and secured.