The Ebonyi State Police Command has said that the man killed in an explosion on Tuesday in Afikpo, Ebonyi State is a policeman and not a suicide bomber as claimed by many.
Recall that an explosion which occurred opposite Amizi Amangbala Primary School in Afikpo North threw the area into panic as passersby ran for safety.
Following the development, the Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi state, Loveth Odah in a statement released while giving an update on the incident, said the victim of the blast is a Mobile Police Officer.
She said the deceased, Mr Idi Aminu, reportedly died as a result of an accidental hand grenade explosion.
Odah, who said the police officer was an operative of MOPOL 32, mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist.
“He mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist with his elbow resulting in the deadly explosion.
“His remains have been deposited in the mortuary,” she said.