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Bomb blast kills two at oil company in Imo community

Two middle-aged men are feared dead after a bomb explosion rocks an oil company in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo.

A witness who pleaded anonymity claimed that the two men were the carriers of the bomb, which exploded and killed them while they were trying to find their way into the flow station through the entrance.

The Police in Imo have also confirmed the development.

The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Mike Abattam, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Owerri, said it occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

Abattam said the explosion occurred at a facility operated by Addax Petroluem Development Nigeria Limited.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mohammed Barde, already deployed a squad from the command’s anti-bomb unit, as well as some of its operatives to the area to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

”It happened, there was a bomb blast this morning at the facility but the commissioner has deployed our men to the site,” Abattam said.

Addax Petroleum is one of the two oil companies located in the Izombe community.

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