Breaking: Residents scamper for safety as bomb explodes on Suicide bomber’s body


Nemesis caught up with a suicide bomber on Tuesday after a bomb vest meant to go off inside a school exploded on the way.  

The incident happened in Afikpo town, Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi state, The Nation reports.  

A source in the area said the incident happened around 12noon.  

“He made an attempt at entering Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School but was turned back by the school security since he couldn’t justify his reason for visiting.

He immediately started running inside a nearby bush before a big bang was heard,” the source said.  

The source also said residents scampered for safety when the bomb exploded but reconvened at the scene of the incident few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the poll of his own blood.  

The resident who noted that the incident happened close to the Eke market Afikpo which is said to be the biggest market in the area hinted that there is tension and panic in the community.  

It was gathered that the upper part of the suspected suicide bomber’s body was completely destroyed from the impact of the bomb. Police authorities was yet to make public statement as at the time of filling this report.