An explosion rocked at the popular Mile 3 Market in the early hours of Monday in Port Harcourt. This was confirmed by the Rivers State Police Command and via its Public Relations Officer, one SP Nnamdi Omoni.
In the statement made available to newsmen by Omoni, he said no casualty was recorded in the attack on the market. The commissioner of police in the state, CP Eboka Friday, was said to have ordered for the command’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal to sweep the market.
“The Command confirms that locally fabricated dynamite exploded when one ‘Mama Joy’ opened her fish shop on Monday morning. The explosion inflicted injuries on her son and one other young lady. Those injured are currently receiving medical attention while no life was lost in the incident.”
The police confirmed the restoration of normalcy and trading activities in the market and that an investigation had been launched to unravel the mystery behind the explosion. The perpetrators will be brought to book in due time according to police.
The Commissioner of Police while reacting to the occurrence assured the people of the area safety, he urged them to go about their lawful activities without any fear of molestation or attack.