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BREAKING:Panic As Explosion Disrupts Voting In Abia Bye-Election

A substance suspected to be a bomb has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, in Abia State, at the ongoing by-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat.

According to Vanguard, no life was lost, but electoral materials were scattered as workers, voters and party agents scampered to safety.

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However, security agents stormed the area and restored order. As of the time of filing this report, voting has restarted.

A voter, who gave his Chinedu Eze said they were in a  queue when a loud sound enveloped the area and everyone fled.

He said, “We were on the queue; some people were being accredited to cast their votes when we heard a loud sound. Everybody took to their heels. It was a bomb and we didn’t know where it came from.”

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As at press time, efforts to get the reaction of the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Janet Agbede, was unsuccessful.

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