Another Explosion Rocks Kogi Community, North Central Nigeria  

Another Explosion Rocks Kogi community, North Central Nigeria (News Central TV)

A bar known as Obafemi bar at Oke padi area, Kabba town, Kabbah-Bunu LGA in Kogi state has been hit by an explosion on Sunday night.

The incident comes barely three weeks, after a similar blast. On May 11, there was an explosion at a bar in Lewu Junction area of Kabba town, but there was controversy over the cause of the blast.

On the Sunday incident,William Ovye-Aya, Kogi police spokesman, said the  cause of the explosion, which took place at a bar in Okepadi quarters, had not yet been determined. However, no casualty was recorded.

“As it is now, there is no casualty, but only chairs and tables and the building is affected by the yet-to-be-determined nature of explosion,” he said.

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“Already, the commissioner of police, Mr Edward Egbuka, has directed our DC investigations and the bomb detective squad to move to the scene to ascertain the very nature of the explosion.

“The police is on top of the situation as our officers drafted to the area have cordoned the place until investigation reveals the real cause of the explosion.

“It’s very unfortunate that criminal elements are out to disrupt the prevailing peace we are enjoying in Kogi.

“We shall not rest until we bring to book such elements and let them see the need for maintenance of peace in our society.”

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The police spokesman also called for calm and asked the residents to go about their activities as security operatives have taken charge of the situation.

In March, dozens of football fans escaped explosive devices planted at a popular drinking bar in Ungwan Romi, Kaduna. In April, similar attacks were recorded in Taraba State, North East Nigeria.

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