A yet-to-be identified man in his middle age who suspected to be a suicide bomber, has blown himself up on Tuesday around 11:30am, in Ebonyi State.
The incident occurred opposite Amaizu/Amangbala Primary school Campus 2, in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State.
According to source, residents of the area scampered for safety immediately they heard the sound of the explosion.
The source who spoke under anonymity added that the yet to be identified youngman was carrying explosive which exploded on his body killing him instantly.
He stated that after few minutes of the explosion, the residents reconvened at the scene of the incident only to discover the suspected suicide bomber laying dead in the pull of his own blood.
It was learned that the incident which happened close to the biggest Market in the area, Eke Market Afikpo, led to tension and panic in the community.
The source noted also that the suspected bomber was seen wondering within the area, adding that he first came into a beer parlour but quickly left the place when the people inquired who he was.
From the joint, he moved to the schools but was refused entrance as the gate man asked him to go back, unfortunately, while trying to remove his clothes in front of the school the explosive exploded.
However, efforts to get reactions of the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Loverth Odah and the State Commissioner for Internal Security, Boarder Peace and Conflict Resolutions Chief Stanley Emegha proved abortive as they could not answer their calls.