A one-year-old baby was feared dead and many others wounded following an explosion which occurred at Eke Ozi market in Igboeze North Local Government area of Enugu State, on Friday. The incident which occurred at about 2:00p.m few meters to the divisional police headquarters at Ogrute was suspected to be bomb blast making the market women and traders run for safety.
Reports revealed that the baby was trampled upon, while hoodlums had a field day looting shops, during the stampede, which lasted for some while. Although commercial activities had resumed in the market when our newsmen visited the scene, several traders were seen counting their losses.
It was gathered that the people of the area had been apprehensive, since the reports that some people suspected to belong to the Boko Hram sect were arrested at Obolo Afor community by the police last month. Both Enugu Ezike and Obolo Afor are border towns between Benue and Enugu states.
Attempts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu for comment proved abortive