Police in Ebonyi have debunked reports that the man killed in an explosion yesterday in Afikpo area of the state was a suicide bomber.

Spokesperson Loveth Odah said the victim of the blast was a police inspector on duty in the area.

She said the deceased, Idi Aminu, a riot police officer, died as a result of accidental grenade explosion.

The incident occurred about midday opposite Amaizi Amangbala Primary School.

Residents said he was a suicide bomber trying to enter the primary school.