Explosion rocks New Artisan market in Enugu State


A heavy explosion rocked the New Artisan market in Enugu State at about 8p.m on Monday September 11.
The development has created tension in the State. The police has, however, said that there is no cause for alarm.

According to the Enugu State Police Command Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu the command has launched an investigation into the cause of the explosion and has dispatched a team of investigators mainly from its Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), to the scene of the incident.

The spokesman revealed that no life was lost and said that the EOD team was currently combing the entire area and its environs in order to ensure that it was safe and secure for all.

“The command through its operatives has commenced a full-scale investigation into the alleged incident of an explosion at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market in Enugu. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost. However, the incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop,” he said.

He advised residents of the state and travellers along the road not to panic.

“The command is advising the good people of the state, particularly residents of that axis not to entertain fear or panic, but to go about their normal lawful businesses. All hands are on deck, the command is working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure Enugu and its environs.”

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