Ikpeazu orders shutdown of Abia school after pupils discover explosive device in classroom - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Ikpeazu orders shutdown of Abia school after pupils discover explosive device in classroom

 



The Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led Abia State Government on Thursday ordered a temporary shut down of a primary school after the discovery of an explosive device in the classroom.

THEENCOUNTERNEWS gathered that the pupils of Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia saw the object, which they suspected to be a bomb and alerted their teacher.

THEENCOUNTERNEWS gathered that the school has been shut while security agents have been brought in to assess the situation. 

Reacting to the situation, Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed that the government is working with security agencies to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at the school.


The school authorities were said to have alerted the police after evacuating the students.

It was gathered men of the Abia State Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squad confirmed it to be a bomb.

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