A bomb explosion at Umuola Hall Ward 8 in Aba, Abia State on Saturday sent many voters to panic mode while voting for the bye election was going on.
9News Nigeria gathered that the explosion happened during the commencement of voting exercise in the state.
According to information made available to 9News Nigeria correspondent, the bomb blast did not cause any loss of lives, although report says that election materials for Aba North/South Federal Constituency Bye Election was scattered in the polling areas.
The Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu had days ago raised alarm warning that he received intelligence report that there were gunmen brought into the state from outside and kept in undisclosed location in an attempt to cause commotion during the ongoing by-election.
The governor had warned that the suspected gunmen numbers more than two hundred and were armed with guns and ammunitions.
Recall that in recent days, there have been sporadic attacks on police stations by unknown gunmen in Abia state and some other places in the South East where the gunmen opened fire at the police men and caused destructions at the police stations.