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BREAKING: Second explosion rocks Kogi community in one month

Another explosion struck the old town of Kabba in the Kogi West Senatorial District, at a beer parlour again.

FRESHREPORTERS gathered that this is the community’s second explosion in a month.

An explosion was reported to have occurred at a bear parlour near a police station on Sunday night.

On May 11, a beer parlour near Lewu Junction in Kabba Town was the scene of the first explosion, which sparked debate about whether it was a bomb or a gas cylinder.

Out of the 16 people that were injured, three people died as a result of the incident. However, no one was injured, although the structure was severely damaged.

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William Aya, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, verified the occurrence and stated that no one was injured in the explosion on Sunday.

According to a police spokeswoman, the explosion occurred about 9.15 p.m. on Sunday at one Omofemi Bar in Kabba’s Okepadi Quarters.

“As it is now, there is no casualty, but only chairs and tables and the building is affected by the yet to be determined nature of the explosion.

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“Already the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, has directed our DC Investigations and the Bomb detective Squad to move to the scene to ascertain the very nature of the explosion.

“The police are on top of the situation as our officers and men drafted to the area have cordoned the place until an investigation reveals the real cause of the explosion.

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“It’s very unfortunate that criminal elements are out to disrupt the prevailing peace we are enjoying in Kogi.

“We shall not rest until we bring to book such elements and let them see the need for maintenance of peace in our society,” he warned.

Aya urged residents of Okepadi and Kabba to remain calm and carry on with their daily activities without worry, noting that the police were on top of the issue.

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