A sudden bomb blast has caused panic in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital.
The explosion rocked the anti-bomb unit of the Nigerian police force located inside the old government house of the state capital city.
While residents who heard the loud blast of the bomb panicked, the police and state government had calmed nerves by assuring that no casualties was recorded yet.
In a press release by the Ekiti State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO,) Abutu Sunday, and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the police said the bomb explosion might have been a malfunction of some explosives kept in the unit or a measure to control the explosives.
The statement reads in part : ” It may have been due to a malfunction in one of the demolition accessories in the anti-bomb unit building. ” In the process, the anti-bomb unit got destroyed and some few parts of the buildings around.”
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo, through the Command PPRO, assured that investigations into the development are ongoing : ” We and a team of the anti bomb specialists are fully on ground to access the real cause of the incident and the extent of the damage.” he assured.
The state governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, who had an on the spot assessment of the incident, however, declined to speak with journalists on the issue.