Port Harcourt: Police give update on Mile 3 market explosion

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The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed an explosion at the popular Mile 3 Market in the early hours of Monday in Port Harcourt.

Imoloaded had reported that the explosion occurred at the dry fish section of the market around 6.20 am when traders were bringing in their goods and others were opening for business.

SP Nnamdi Omoni, the Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers, said in a statement that no casualty was recorded in the attack on the market.

According to him, the locally-fabricated dynamite exploded when one Mrs. Ifemia Aloke, popularly known as ‘Mama Joy’ opened her fish shop on Monday morning.

He said the explosion inflicted injuries on her son and one other young lady adding that those injured are currently receiving medical attention while no life was lost in the incident.

The police spokesman said that normal trading activities had since resumed after the police special team certified the market safe.

He said that a full-scale investigation had been launched to ascertain the cause of the explosion and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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