Imo: Two terrorists die as bomb explodes at oil facility

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Two bombers have died in a bomb attack on Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited facility, a flow station in the oil-producing community in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

The explosion occurred in the early hours of Wednesday at the facility operated by the company when the two alleged bombers exploded the bombs on the facility.

According to an eyewitness in the community, the two persons affected in the explosion were carriers of the bomb.

The source stated that the victims were trying to find their way into the flow station through the entrance when the bomb exploded and killed them.

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

It was learned that the community has been experiencing insecurity and violence in recent times.

Mr Micheal Abattam, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, confirmed the incident.

Abattam stated that the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, has drafted the command’s anti-bomb unit, as well as some operatives of the Command to the area to prevent any breakdown of law and order.

There had been a recent clash between some youths in the area and officials of the Nigeria Army which left many dead and several houses destroyed.