In an obvious blunder, the Spokesperson for the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah on Tuesday said the public was “misleaded.”
Odah was refuting the news which was making the rounds earlier in the day, that a suicide bomber was killed by his own explosive.
She stated this during a press briefing in Abakaliki.
There were reports that a suicide bomber was blown to pieces after a suicide vest he was wearing exploded on his body.
She confimed that someone indeed died, but it was a police officer who mistakingly detonated the grenade he was carrying.
She identified the police personnel as Idi Aminu, noting that the victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police spokesperson lamented that the earlier reports that it was a suicide bombing was wrong.
She also added that “the person that posted that video has caused a lot of trouble, has misleaded the public…”