An explosion, suspected to be bomb has rocked Sapele in Delta state, making it the second of such explosion. The last incident affected a mosque in the area during prayers.

The bomb was allegedly thrown into an Islamic school, located on the Hausa Quarters by Urhobo road in Sapele at about 9:30 pm on Tuesday.

The blast which ripped parts of the classrooms in the Islamic school injured six pupils attending Arabic classes. The affected children, according to sources were among those who live within the Islamic school premises.

A dependable source told Blank NEWS Online that “the incident happened at about 9:30 pm. Some persons on a motor bike were spotted throwing an object into the school compound. They took off as soon as the blast occurred.”

Meanwhile, the Delta state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chales Muka, while confirming the incident said “The explosion is true but the bomb was discovered by experts to be of low capacity. It was thrown into a classroom by unknown persons on a motorbike. The six children who were injured are presently receiving treatment in one of the hospitals in the state.”

Muka said that the police have commenced full scale investigation into the incident, adding that residents of Sapele should not panic but go about their businesses.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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