There was a bomb blast at Zomi street in Upper Sakpoba Road in Benin City, Edo state at about 3pm yesterday February 2nd. According to a report by Vanguard, the bomb went off in a bungalow that used to be the hideout of kidnappers. A police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said
“we learnt that the bungalow where the bomb was detonated was being used as a hide out by kidnappers some months ago. But a combined unit of soldiers and the police invaded the house and arrested the suspects.
So recently, somebody hired the building and just this afternoon, decided to burn some papers in the compound. He set the papers on fire and went out to buy something. But immediately he left the bomb exploded. He never knew that the kidnappers left some bombs in the house”.
Bomb Disposal experts from the Edo state police command have cordoned off the building and trying to ascertain if there are more explosives in the building.