Abia State: Explosives Found In Classrooms, Govt Shuts Down School

Union Primary School, Afaraukwu located in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state, has been closeddown as “suspected explosive devices” were discovered in the school.

The State Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement read, “Abia State Government is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA

“While initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting definite official report from the EOD squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.

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“Meanwhile, necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school with security sweeps ongoing while the school is temporarily closed.

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