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Abia State Govt shuts down pry school in Nnamdi Kanu’s community over bomb scare

Abia State Government has closed down Union Primary School, in Afaraukwu, Umuahia North of Abia State, the home community of Nnamdi Kanu. The action became necessary owing to a bomb scare in the school.

According to a statement signed by Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the state Commissioner for Information, the Government is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to unravel the source and nature of suspected explosive devices found at the school.

He said “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.

“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.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.

“While we are grateful to God that there is no harm to life or property, we urge citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance and report suspicious situations to security agents”.

Recall that the state government recently declared a dusk to dawn curfew in the metropolitan towns of Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia and Arochukwu in the state due to the rising cases of insecurity in the geopolitical zone.

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS HORRIFIC ATTACKS TARGETING CHRISTIANS IN SRI LANKA

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the terrible attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter.

On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President extends deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.

“We stand with victims of terrorism all over the world because we know and understand this harrowing inhuman activity,” the President said.

Noting that Nigeria stands with the people of Sri Lankan at this terrible moment, President Buhari urges the authorities not to spare the wicked elements behind these mischievous attacks.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 21, 2019