The Enugu government informed residents about a planned controlled explosion on the damaged bridge along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as part of their repair efforts.
The exercise involves the anti-bomb unit of the police, zonal mines officers, and the explosive unit of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Residents were advised to be cautious and avoid unnecessary panic during this process.
The explosion aims to aid in restoring the failed bridge, and the announcement aimed to prevent panic among the citizens in the area and the entirety of Enugu.
Charging occurred on December 1st, 2023, at 2:00 pm, followed by blasting on December 2nd, 2023, at 3:00 am.