The Ebonyi state police command has stayed that the man who died in an explosion on Tuesday May 25 in Afikpo, Ebonyi State is a policeman and not a suicide bomber as claimed by many.
Recall that an explosion which occurred opposite Amizi Amangbala Primary School in Afikpo North threw the area into panic as passersby scampered for safety.
Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi state, Loveth Odah said the victim of the blast is a Mobile Police Officer on special deployment to Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The police Inspector identified as Mr Idi Aminu, reportedly died as a result of an accidental hand grenade explosion.
Odah who said the police officer was an operative of MOPOL 32 and not a suicide bomber as claimed by many, mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist.
“He mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist with his elbow resulting in the deadly explosion.”
His remains had been evacuated to a mortuary.