Many Houses Gets Destroyed As Bomb Explosion Rocks Benin In Edo State, Nigeria | Mentorslinks
About six houses were hit and destroyed by an explosion suspected to be a bomb at Dumez Street, Off Benin Auchi Road, Eyean, Benin City on Saturday, April 11, 2020 — Vanguard reports.
The blast caused panic among residents of the area, and the impact of the explosion was visible in about six houses.
Mentorslinks gathered that, the Nigeria police were already on ground to ascertain the cause of the explosion. However, residents alleged that the explosion came from the home of a suspected bomb-maker who lives in the area. Though no death or injury was reported from the explosion, Lawal Jimeta, the state commissioner of police said an investigation had begun on the matter.
The blast occurred inside a waste dump pit, at the home of a man identified as one Muhammed Hamza, an information and communication expert. In another report by Sunday Sun, Pastor David Iginua, one of the landlords, whose house was affected, narrating his experience said he heard a very loud noise and the windows of his building had shattered. He also said he saw smoke coming from the compound of a man.
According to Iginua, a neighbor who allegedly makes bomb was testing it inside his well.