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Cops launch investigation after heavy explosion rocks Enugu market

Cops launch investigation after heavy explosion rocks Enugu market

A crack team of investigators, mainly from the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), of the Police Command in Enugu State have begun investigations into an explosion which rocked a market in the state.

Reports say the explosion happened on Monday at about 8 pm ripping through the former New Artisan Market, along Enugu-Port Harcourt Road in an incident which luckily did not record any loss of life.

Spokesman for the EOD team, SP Ebere Amaraizu revealed in a statement that cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained even as the explosion caused minor destruction around the area where it went off.

“The command through its operatives has commenced full scale investigation into the alleged incident of explosion at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market in Enugu.

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“The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost.

“However, the incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop,’’ he said.

Amaraizu also reiterated the readiness of the police to protect the lives of travellers on Nigerian roads from robbers saying; “the command is on ground and on top of the situation to unravel the causes of the incident’’.

“The command is advising the good people of the state, particularly residents of that axis not to entertain fear or panic, but to go about their normal lawful businesses.

“All hands are on deck, the command is working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure Enugu and its environs,’’ he said.

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