Three courts bombed in Rivers

FILE PHOTO: An APC office bombed in Okrika, Rivers State

A coordinated bombing of three different courts has occurred in the politically charged South-South state of Rivers, the state police command has said.

A high court was bombed in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while two others were similarly attacked in Degema and Isiokpo, police said.

Details of the bombings as well as casualty figure are still however sketchy.

News of the attacks on the courts came  a week after suspected political thugs attacked members of the All Progressives Congress [APC], who were setting up equipment  and canopies for a scheduled political rally. The location was later bombed.

That attack on the APC came a week after a secretariat of the party at Ngo community in Andoni Local Government Area of the state was bombed.

Five days before then, an APC office in Okrika Local Government Area of the state was attacked with dynamites.

Okrika is the home of Nigeria’s First Lady Mrs Patience Jonathan.

The spectre of political violence in the state began in early January when some supporters of the APC in Rivers State were shot on their way to attend their party’s presidential campaign flag-off in Port Harcourt.

More to come…


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Insider job by APC to give the very peaceful PDP a bad name. Dia ris god ooo

    • jfk

      hmmmmmmmmmmmmm na wa o, to the extent of shooting themselves? Dia is God ooo.

  • Otile

    APC told people to go to court to retrieve Imam’s genuine WASC but when the people gathered to see the paper APC threw bombs. Wallahi

  • Richard

    Whether they like it or not, PDP is a forgone issue. The change is imminent and inevitable.

  • Dr Kolawole Enitan

    How hard it is for some media houses to sell the unsellable. Every report is about this serial loser of Presidential elections. .. and with 3 Presidential elections lost in a row, he declared out of frustration as early as 2011, “If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.’’

    This is why I differ strongly with your last sentence in the report which states: “The spectre of political violence in the state began in early January
    when some supporters of the APC in Rivers State were shot on their way
    to attend their party’s presidential campaign flag-off in Port Harcourt.”

    No. No and No. The spectre of political violence all around Nigeria began when he declared in 2011, “If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again happen in
    2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked
    in blood.’’

    • Otile

      In short he is saying – rig and roast, abi.

      • Dr Kolawole Enitan

        Correct!

    • Enyi Enyi

      Kolawole. Phd in deed! Must you link every act of criminality to APC-PDP squabbles? Dynamites are exploding and all you can do is myopically throw tantrums all over the place. What has Buhari got to do with bombing in Rivers State? Have you forgotten what Rivers State is made up of? Please be realistic and stop disgracing Phd holders, i beg you!

  • amazing2012

    So it’s not only Boko that has bomb ! By the way first October disgraceful bomb assult was carried out by Niger-Deltans. These are the real terrorists supported by their son !!

    • Otile

      The Cursed One, the Son of Ishmael, stop making baseless accusations. Can you substantiate your bogus accusations with facts? Allah, Islam is a bane on society.