A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew himself to pieces when a suicide vest he was wearing exploded in Afikpo town, Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi state.
A source in the area told The Nation that the incident happened around 12noon after the bomber tried to gain entry into a Primary School.
“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.
According to the source, residents took to their heels when the bomb exploded but later reconvened at the scene of the incident few minutes after only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.
The resident noted that the incident happened close to the Eke Market Afikpo which is said to be the biggest market in the area.
The eyewitness also revealed that the upper part of the suspected suicide bomber’s body was completely destroyed from the impact of the bomb.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Commissioner for Internal Security in Ebonyi, Stanley Okoro.
He however noted that he was yet to get full details of what happened.