At least three persons were killed after a bomb went off at Eziorsu community in Oguta local government area of Imo state.
Orlando Ikeokwu, police public relation officer in the state, said the incident occurred on Thursday.
He identified the deceased as Elvis Ukado, Kasiemobi Uzoma and Justice Adie, saying the police were investigating the incident.
“It was as an unexploded ordinance in a scrap dump,” he told reporters.
“The bomb exploded killing three of them at the scene while one of the victims was beating the scrap iron in order to compress it.
“The commissioner of police wishes to use this medium to warn all member of the public to promptly report any metal device suspected to be Unexploded Ordnance or Explosive (UXO), for possible examination, evacuation, and possible destruction.”