Police in Rivers State have confirmed that explosion rocked Mile 3 market in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the State, Friday Eboka, disclosed that two people were injured in the explosion.
The incident which happened around 6:30am, Monday, was alleged to have left several people injured.
Omoni noted that the explosive believed to be dynamite had exploded when a shop owner had opened her shop in the market in the early hours of Monday, adding that two children were injured.
He said: “The Rivers State Police Command can confirm that there was an explosion this morning at the Mile 3 Market in the Port Harcourt Local Government Area of the State“A locally fabricated Dynamite, exploded when one Mrs Ifemia Aloke, popularly known as ‘ mama Joy’ opened her fish shop, inflicting injuries on her son and one other young lady who are currently receiving medical attention. No life was lost in the incident. (Vanguard)