There is tension in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State as law enforcement agencies are yet to arrest the group leader of the three suspects who allegedly attempted to bomb the electoral collation centre in the area.
The incident happened during the governorship and state assembly elections at Iho, the collation centre for Ikeduru local government area.
It was gathered that military men arrested the three suspected bombers who were in possession of improvised explosive devices, IED while waiting for an order to detonate the bomb.
Ikeduru which is one of the nine local government areas in Imo East Senatorial district can boast of prominent personalities like the former governor of the state between 1992 and 1993, late Chief Evan Enwerem and an elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu among others.
It is believed that the people of the area now live in fear of the unknown as the brain behind the failed attempt calling on the police to arrest the sponsor.
According to an eyewitness, people in the area reported the strange men to military men after suspecting their movements.
“While all of us were at the collation centre waiting for the arrival of results from the various polling units, we noticed some strange faces of some huge and tall boys around the area. They were always going into the centre and coming out of the premises.
“A lot of people became apprehensive because due to their suspicious movements. Initially, some of us thought that they came to the centre to scatter the process and destroy the result sheets and other electoral materials.
“By the time the military noticed their strange movements and accosted them, it was then discovered that one of them had some IED in his possession. My brother, that was how we were saved from the tragedy of being blown up.”