By Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief
Six homes had been affected on Saturday in an explosion that rocked Dumez Avenue, on Benin-Auchi Highway, Eyean, a suburb of Benin Metropolis in Ikpoba Okha Native Authorities Space of Edo State.
Residents scampered to security however no life was misplaced within the incident.
The explosion, as gathered by our reporter, befell at No. 4, Dumez Avenue with the impression felt in 5 different homes within the neighbourhood.
Some policemen rapidly rushed to the realm to forestall looting by hoodlums and ensure what led to the incident.
One of many landlords within the space, Pastor David Iginua, whose home was additionally affected by the explosion, revealed that he heard the bang, which shattered the window panes of a few of the homes.
He additionally said that neighbours claimed the proprietor of the principally affected home, “a well known bomb maker, was testing one of many bombs in a nicely, when the explosion all of the sudden occurred.”
It was additionally gathered that males of the close by Aduwawa police station had been knowledgeable of the explosion and responded rapidly.
They reportedly inspected the realm and arrested a person whereas operatives of the Edo Police Command’s anti-bomb squad later arrived to make sure that all the pieces was all proper.
Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, confirmed the explosion on telephone.
He stated investigation by officers and males of his command was ongoing.