An explosion occurred in the Rumuokoro Park in the city of Port Harcourt thursday, a military spokesman said. It is currently unclear what might have caused the explosion.
The details are still sketchy as to what exactly caused the explosion. Some version say it was a petrol tanker while others believe it is a bomb.
“There was actually an explosion around Rumuokoro area of Port Harcourt,” Lieutenant Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said of the city in southern Nigeria that is home to a number of oil firm offices.
“The details are still sketchy. A number of operatives have been dispatched to that area,” which includes a bus station, he said.
A spokeswoman for the government in Rivers State, where Port Harcourt is located, also confirmed the explosion but could provide no further details.
Nigeria’s north has been hit by scores of bomb blasts blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram, but the country’s south has so far not been hit by such attacks.