Abia Shuts School Over Suspected Explosive Devices Discovered In Primary School


Abia Shuts School After Explosive Devices Are Discovered Inside Primary SchoolAbia state government has shut down a Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA after suspected explosives were discovered.

John Kalu, Abia commissioner of information, said the school has been shut down and all the pupils have been instructed to return to home until the suspected item is certified not harmful, DailyTrust reports.

Abia State Government says it is currently working with relevant security agencies over the incident.

Commissioner for information and strategy, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said while initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion, leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era.

He stated;

We are awaiting definite official report from the EOD squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.

Kalu said necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school.

He disclosed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.

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