SAHARANEWS – An explosion rocked Emene, a suburb of Enugu on the eve of Saturday’s botched Presidential and National Assembly elections.
One person was reported injured in the explosion that occurred at Oye Emene Market, a stone throw away from a polling unit.
According to Eyewitnes report, the explosion caused pandemonium in the area as people ran helter-skelter for safety.
The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained as at press time.
Although no life was lost in the incident, one person was confirmed injured.
Meanwhile, Ebere Amaraizu, the Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, confirmed the incident but said it was a minor explosion.
Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the explosion was caused by pyrotechnic (knock-out) and was just meant to scare people away from voting.
He, however, confirmed that one person was injured in the incident
Amaraizu said the police was on top of the situation and enjoined members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of intimidation.
It could be recalled that Enugu State has a history of explosions on election days.
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During the 2015 general elections, there was an explosion at WTC Primary School on the Election Day.
Similarly an explosion occurred at Coal Camp Enugu during the last local government election in November 2016