Bomb explosion. FILE

The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with an explosion which occurred on Saturday, near a polling unit in Enugu.

The incident, which occurred at Broderick Primary School, Ogbete West Ward 6, Enugu North Local Government Area, was one of the designated centres for the on-going Enugu State Local Government Election.

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Police spokesperson, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said that a tricycle was destroyed by the minor explosion which occurred at a workshop about 400 metres near the entrance of a polling station at Coal Camp.

“There is no cause for alarm as the command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) is already at the scene of the incident.

“The polling station close to the scene is still having voters patiently waiting to exercise their franchise.

“It is just a coincidence happening on the day of election.

“The command, however, is assuring members of the public that the cause of the minor explosion will be thoroughly investigated,’’ he said.

Chinedu Anigbo, Chairman of Enugu Urban 1 Amalgamated Neighbourhood Watch, said the explosion occurred around 8:00am when voters were arriving to vote.

Anigbo appealed to voters to remain calm and should not be intimidated by miscreants.