Residents scamper for safety as bomb explosion destroyed many houses in Benin City


There was a bomb explosion on Saturday that rocked Dumez Street, on Benin-Auchi Road, Eyean, a suburb of Benin City in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

The incident took place at house N0 4  Dumez Street with the impact of the blast felt in five other houses in the neighbourhood , a situation which made residents in that vicinity to scamper for safety.

Some residents in the area recounting their ordeal  revealed that they heard a bang, which shattered the window panes of some of the houses.

According to them, “a well-known bomb maker, was testing one of the bombs in a well, when the explosion suddenly occurred.”

Policemen immediately swung into action on arrival at the scene to prevent hoodlum from looting.

It was also gathered that men of the nearby Aduwawa police station were informed of the explosion and responded quickly, they arrested a man in the area while operatives of the Edo Police Command’s anti-bomb squad later arrived to ensure that everything was in order.

Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta said investigation into the incident is on going.