On Wednesday, a bomb exploded at an oil plant in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State, killing two people.
The blast occurred at the Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited facility.
Addax Petroleum is one of three multinational oil corporations in the area. Chevron, an American multinational corporation, and Shell, a British oil giant.
The incident is suspected to be bomb attack on the oil facility.
It was reported that the victims were the carriers of the bomb which exploded when they were trying to enter the oil facility.
Police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident Wednesday evening.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Barde, has already deployed a squad from the command’s anti-bomb unit and some of its operatives to the area to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
“Yes. It is confirmed. There was a bomb blast this morning at the facility but the commissioner has deployed our men to the site,” he said.
Mr Abattam said the command would soon release a press statement on the incident.
The latest incident comes 12 days after several persons were feared killed when an explosion rocked an illegal crude oil refinery in Abaezi forest, Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of the state.