Bomb chops off students hand in Ébonyi

By AdvocateNews on 06/12/2019

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AN object believed to be an improvised explosive device on Thursday exploded at Glory Land High School, Azugwu, in Ebonyi Local Governement Area of Ebonyi State.

The device which exploded during break hour, according to sources within the school, chopped off the left hand of an SS 2 student simply identified as Chibuike while another undisclosed number of students sustained various degrees of injury.

The incident which  happened at about 11 am yesterday caused serious confusion and panic within the school and its vicinity.

It was gathered that Chibuike was rushed to the emergency unit of the Alex–Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki while otherswith minor injuries were being treated around the area.

When newsmen visited the school at about 2:30 pm, the entrance gate was under lock and key.

However, some students from the school who were returning home spoke on the incident.

Some of the students confirmed the incident, adding that the  main victim, Chibuike, was playing with the device when it exploded.

“I was in the school when it exploded. I cant tell what it was. But I saw Chibuike playing with the thing before it exploded. Is like he came to school with it. The thing choped off his left hand. He has been taken to the Hospital,” a student said.

Police spokesman, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident , but said she was yet to get official report from the DPO of Eke-Aba Police Station on the incident.

“The DPO has gone there, but he has not reported to us. So we are still waiting for him” Odah said.

Posted 06/12/2019 07:02:48 AM

 

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