There is tension in Enugu State following report of a blast within Enugu, the State capital. The explosion reportedly occurred Monday night at the New Artisan Market, Enugu.
The development has created tension in the State, though police say there is no cause for alarm.
Confirming the incident, the Enugu State Police command through its spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu said the police “have commenced full scale investigations.”
He said in a statement that “an explosion occurred at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market Enugu on 11/9/17 at about 8pm.
“The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost.
“However, the incident caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop.
“The state command has advised good people of the state, particularly residents of the axis not to entertain fear or panic but to go about their normal lawful business as all hands are on deck by the command, working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders for a safe and secured Enugu state and its environs.
“Meanwhile, personnel of the Explosive Ordinance Department of the state command were on hand to further render the scrap site and its environs safe and secured.”