Bomb chops off students hand in Ébonyi


Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

An object believed to be an improvised explosive device on Thursday exploded at Glory Land High School, Azugwu, in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The device which exploded during break hour, according to sources within the school, chopped off the left hand of an SS 2 student simply identified as Chibuike while another undisclosed number of students sustained various degrees of injury.

The incident which  happened at about 11 am yesterday caused serious confusion and panic within the school and its vicinity.

It was gathered that Chibuike was rushed to the emergency unit of the Alex–Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki while otherswith minor injuries were being treated around the area.

When Our Reporter visited the school at about 2:30 pm, the entrance gate was under lock and key.

But, our correspondent saw some students from the school who were returning home and interacted with them.

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