Enugu: Tension As Heavy Explosion Rocks New Artisan Market


There is tension in Enugu State following report of a blast at New Artisan Market, Enugu, the State capital. According to The Vanguard, the explosion rocked the market located along Enugu-Port Harcourt Road on Monday at about 8 p.m.

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The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Police has commenced investigations, the command’s Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, adding that there is no cause for alarm.

He said the command had dispatched its crack team of investigators, mainly from its Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), to the scene of the incident.

“An explosion occurred at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market Enugu on 11/9/17 at about 8 pm. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost.

“However, the incident caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop.

“The state command has advised good people of the state, particularly residents of the axis not to entertain fear or panic but to go about their normal lawful business as 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.

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“Meanwhile, personnel of the Explosive Ordinance Department of the state command were on hand to further render the scrap site and its environs safe and secured.”

More details soon…