LG polls: Twin explosions rock Enugu

By Tony Edike on 05/11/2017

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Scene of the Enugu blast
Scene of the Enugu blast

Two explosions ‎rocked Enugu stae capital Saturday morning as residents filled out to cast their votes in the Local Government election conducted  across the state.
 
The  explosions occurred simultaneously at Coal Camp in Enugu North Local Government Area and Obeagu in Enugu-South Council Area.
 
A team led by the Enugu Commissioner of police, however, arrested three suspects over the Obeagu explosion but no casualty was recorded. 
 
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of Enugu police command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu said “the incident of minor explosion at a spare parts workshop at the entrance in the morning of 4/11/17 leading to a polling station at coal camp axis of Enugu State did not interfere with the voting activities at the polling Centre as the process is still on course there.
 
“There was a reported incident of explosion in the morning of 4/11/17 at the coal camp axis, which is an enclave of artisans like welders, mechanics, auto electricians amongst others.
 
“No life was lost just as operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department  of the Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force were on hand to  to conduct analysis with a view to finding out the possible cause  of the explosion at the workshop and its nature and as well as possible circumstance amongst others.”
 
The careta‎ker committee chairman of Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Ugwu, while reacting to the blast, described it as unfortunate.
 
He applauded the police for their prompt response, assuring that it would not affect the exercise as “our people are very enthusiastic to vote.”
 
‎Meanwhile, voters trouped out in their large number in various local government areas to elect the Chairmanship and councillorship candidates of their choice  Saturday.  
 
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi voted around 11:30 a.m in his Orba ward in Udenu Council Area.
 
Although there were complaints of late arrival of voting material to some polling units, the exercise went on well and results were being collated Saturday night. 

Posted 05/11/2017 06:43:32 AM

 

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