Abia State Government says it is currently working with relevant security agencies in the state to unravel the source and nature of the suspected explosive devices found at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA.
The State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu said in statement made available to ABIA ONLINE.
According to him, while initial examination of the devices show evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, the State Government is awaiting definite official report from the EOD squad of the Nigeria Police who are currently investigating the incident.
He further disclosed that necessary measures have been taken to protect the pupils and staff of the school with security sweeps ongoing while the school is temporarily closed.
The statement also informed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agencies to embark on proactive checks in other vulnerable locations out of abundance of caution.
“While we are grateful to God that there is no harm to life or property, we urge citizens and residents to continue to maintain vigilance and report suspicious situations to security agents,” he said.