The New artisan market Enugu was rocked by a heavy explosion at about 8 p.m on Monday, 11th September. Enugu State Police Command Spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu the command disclosed that investigation into the explosion has already started as a team of investigators mainly from its Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), have been dispatched to the scene of the incident.
“The command through its operatives has commenced a full-scale investigation into the alleged incident of an explosion at the scrap site of the former New Artisan Market in Enugu. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained and no life was lost. However, the incident is alleged to have caused minor destruction in a nearby food shop, including two vehicles parked near the said shop,’’ he said.
“The command is advising the good people of the state, particularly residents of that axis not to entertain fear or panic, but to go about their normal lawful businesses. All hands are on deck, the command is working in partnership with relevant sister security agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure Enugu and its environs,’’ he said.