Two persons have been arrested in Ebonyi State while allegedly planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on Idembia bridge in Ezza South Local Government of the state.
Governor David Umahi disclosed this in a special broadcast on Friday.
He said the arrest followed intelligence that some members of ‘a political party’ were planning to bomb bridges and other installations in the state.
He said the two suspects were arrested by villagers living close to the bridge which links Ezza South to Ohaozara Local Government Area.
The governor also said that a National Assembly candidate of a political party, a few days ago, went to a quarry in the state ”to purchase explosives but was turned down by the operators who also reported to the state government”.