‘Battery spark’ cause of Enugu explosion – Police

The Police Command in Enugu State on Wednesday said that the Monday explosion in a former market on the outskirts of Enugu was caused by a battery spark.

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The command’s Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement in Enugu.

Newsmen report that on Sept. 11, at about 8 p.m., an alleged explosion rocked the scrap section of a former New Artisan Market on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road on the outskirts of Enugu.

The command immediately dispatched its Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) to the scene to ensure that the area was safe and secure for all.

Amaraizu said that a heavy-duty battery negative and positive in the scrap had contact with metal scrap leading to the explosion.

“The preliminary investigations have revealed that there was a fire contact with the battery at the scrap site of the former market,’’ he said.

The spokesman, however, said that the investigations were still ongoing to unravel the incident to forestall future occurrence.

Newsmen report that although no life was lost in the incident, the spark caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop and two vehicles parked near the shop.



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    Tania Donald2 months agoReply

    Carfullness shld b our daily move

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    Sunday Abama2 months agoReply

    That is nice

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    Obalakun Rokeeb2 months agoReply

    Smile…..Nigeria police

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    morgan moses2 months agoReply

    So no ied then… good work

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    Happiness Ugochi2 months agoReply

    What type of battery could possibly do such thing. God have mercy!

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    JEREMIAH EFEKODO2 months agoReply

    that battery get trait of bumb be that o

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    Tajudeen Ibraheem2 months agoReply

    The market oprator should be security conscious

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    Uwem Bassey2 months agoReply

    I hope the police has done thorough investigation

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    kayode oyebanji2 months agoReply

    Thank God. I think say na bokoharam

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    Arinoye Peter2 months agoReply

    ensure that the area was safe and secure for all.

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