An explosion in Kabba, Kogi State, has thrown residents into serious panic and confusion.
This is coming barely a month after explosion killed some people at a beer parlour in Kabba, headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi state.
The incident was said to have occurred opposite Mannajot Petrol Station with a yet-to-be-ascertained number of people feared injured.
Details of the blast are still sketchy but a security source linked the bomb explosion to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
However, the Kogi state police command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Aya, confirmed the incident, saying, no casualty was recorded.
Aya said the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Edward Egbuka, had drafted anti-bomb squad of the command to the area to determine the actual cause of the incident.
ISWAP had in April claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in Adavi Local Government Area of the state.
During the attack, three policemen were killed while the station and two vehicles were burnt.
The latest development comes a few days after about three persons were confirmed dead and many others injured in an explosion that occurred in Kabba.
Reports had shown how military intelligence showed that ISWAP is moving towards the Southern part of Nigeria.