Metro Traders, Residents Panic as ‘Explosion’ Rocks Enugu Market -This Day



An eleven-month-old baby was feared dead while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries, when an imaginary explosion occurred at the Eke Ozi market in Igboeze North local government area of Enugu state Friday.

The incident, which occurred at about 2:00pm few metres to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Ogrute, was suspected to be a bomb blast, making the market women and traders to scamper for safety.

It was however later discovered that it was a mere fire-cracker popularly known as knock-out thrown by some children who were playing around the market. The sound of the fire-cracker threw the entire market into pandemonium as marketers thought members of the Boko Haram sect had invaded the area. In the ensuing melee, the eleven-month-old baby was trampled upon, while hoodlums had a field day looting shops, during the stampede, which lasted for several minutes.

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