Police confirm bomb blast at oil company in Imo community.
Written by News Room on May 4, 2022
The Police in Imo have confirmed a bomb blast at an oil company in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo.
The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri, said it occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.
Abattam said the explosion occurred at a facility operated by Addax Petroluem Development Nigeria Limited.
According to him, Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mohammed Barde, already deployed a squad from the command’s anti-bomb unit, as well as some of its operatives to the area to prevent breakdown of law and order.
A witness who pleaded anonymous, however, told newsmen that two persons died in the explosion adding that the two middle aged men were the carriers of the bomb, which exploded and killed them while they were trying to find their way into the flow station through the entrance.
Addax Petroleum is one of the two oil companies located in the Izombe community.