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NSCDC arrests 2 suspects over Ebonyi kerosene explosion

BY PETER OKUTU

ABAKALIKI— Ebonyi State command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested two persons suspected to be involved in the adulteration of kerosene that led to the death of one Chidera Nwoba, 13, and injuring of two others currently on admission at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA.

It should be recalled that the explosion which led to the unfortunate demise of Nwoba, occurred at about 6.45am last weekend as she was trying to put on a stove to prepare breakfast for her siblings.

The stove allegedly busrt into flames and burnt her to death before neighbours could put out the flames.

Briefing news men at the command’s headquarters in Abakaliki, the Corps Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Corp, ASC Emmanuel Nwali, stated that the suspects were arrested because of the alleged role they played in the explosion.


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