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Bomb explosion in Afikpo: Police, Ebonyi Govt lied – HURIWA

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The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has claimed that the Ebonyi State Authorities and the police command within the state lied over the detonated ‘bomb’ which killed a policeman on Tuesday.

DAILY POST had reported that an explosion occurred reverse Amizi Amangbala Main Faculty in Afikpo North in Ebonyi State on Tuesday which plunged residents into rigidity whereas passersby ran for security.

Some residents who witnessed the explosion, stated a suicide bomber was attempting to achieve entry into the first college earlier than he by accident blew himself.

Nonetheless, the state’s police command debunked the report, saying a police officer mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist together with his elbow ensuing within the lethal explosion.

A press release by the Particular Assistant to the Ebonyi State Governor on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze additionally described the report because the handiwork of mischief-makers.

Reacting, HURIWA in a press release on Wednesday by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko stated the reason from the police command contradicted the assertion from the state authorities.

The group referred to as for an “impartial forensic investigation” into explosion.

The assertion reads partly, ”We don’t settle for the official rationalization given by the Ebonyi State Authorities and the contradictory rationalization by the police on the identical incident.

“Whereas the Ebonyi State authorities referred to as it an Unintentional explosion of a grenade in his (police man’s) physique that by accident exploded however the Police referred to as it a teargas canister that exploded so between the Ebonyi State authorities and the Police Command in Ebonyi State that gave contradictory rationalization on the identical matter, considered one of them or each is/are mendacity. It’s because there’s a broad Chasm between a grenade and a teargas canister.

”It’s because a teargas Isn’t technically a “gasoline,” Chatter Stated.

“It’s a powder that’s heated and combined with a liquid or solvent and launched from Canisters as an aerosol.

“A grenade is a navy grade weapon, says a number of safety consultants.
We invite the World to see the lies within the two claims”.

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