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Abia Govt commences investigations into explosive discovered at primary school

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The Abia Government has revealed that it has begun investigation “to unravel the source and nature” of the suspected explosive devices found in Union Primary School, Afaraukwu Umuahia.

The Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu, stated this in a statement issued in Umuahia on Thursday, April 8.

According to Kalu, the Abia government has started working with relevant security agencies in the state concerning the development.

The statement explained that “initial examination of the devices shows evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era.

“We are awaiting a definite official report from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal squad of the Nigeria Police, who are currently investigating the incident.”

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He stated that necessary measures had been taken to protect the pupils and members of staff of the school “with security sweeps ongoing”.

He further stated that the government had temporarily closed the school.

Kalu added that Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations in the state.

He said that the government was grateful to God that no injury to life or property was recorded.

He urged residents to be vigilant and report suspicious situations to security agencies.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, April 8, said First Lady Aisha Buhari has been a worthy partner to the current administration. 1st News also reported that Osinbajo was physically present at a book launch in honour of Mrs. Buhari.

The book, authored by Hajo Sani, is titled ‘Aisha Buhari – Being Different’.

Sani is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration.

In an Instagram post, Prof. Osinbajo associated Mrs. Buhari with the values of courage, integrity as well as selflessness.

History has shown that it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have or how many titles precede or honours follow your name; or how high the position you hold,” he said.

The rare privilege of public service can only be justified by courage, integrity as well as selflessness. To these, Aisha Buhari adds being yourself, being different.”

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