A man blew himself up on Tuesday in Afikpo town, Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The Nation reported that the man was blown to pieces by the suicide vest he was wearing not long after he was denied entry into a primary school.
The incident was said to have happened around noon.
“He made an attempt at entering Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School but was turned back by the school security since he couldn’t justify his reason for visiting.
“He immediately started running inside a nearby bush before a big bang was heard,” a source said.
Residents who were alerted by the sound of the explosion scampered for safety.
Some residents, however, later summoned the courage to trace the source of the explosion only to discover the mangled body of the bomber, whose identity is not known yet.
There is tension in the area as the explosion also occurred near Eke Market, Afikpo, which is reputed to be the biggest market in the area.
Commissioner for Internal Security, Stanley Okoro confirmed the incident but noted that he was yet to get details of what happened.