Police confirm bomb attack on Bayelsa Speaker’s home

The police in Bayelsa State have confirmed that the home of the Bayelsa House of Assembly Speaker was bombed on Thursday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Bayelsa State, Asinim Butswat, said in an email to PREMIUM TIMES that some unknown assailants detonated an object suspected to be dynamite in the compound of the Bayelsa Speaker, Kombowei Benson, at the Korokorosei Community around 4am on Thursday.

Mr. Butswat said no life was lost, but that the impact of the explosion damaged the doors, windows and glasses in the speaker’s residence.

He said a team of bomb experts from the police visited the scene of the blast to conduct investigation, and that the police was intensifying efforts to arrest those behind it.

No arrest had been made yet over the incident, he said.

The speaker, Mr. Benson, told PREMIUM TIMES, Friday, that he had “overcome” the attack, and that he was working hard for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, to win the rescheduled governorship election in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.


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  • amazing2012

    Christians are terrorists !

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Buhari and the Apes in APC should pls leave the Ijaw Nation alone–The Ijaws are not going to vote for the Yorubas and Fulanis–in APC—Never! It would be a waste of time even if Buhari is made the REC for the election—-Happily now that oil is selling at 5 cents per barrel we hope Buhari will allow the ijaw nation go their separate ways—for freedom is our goal and not to be enslaved firther under the rule of the fulanis ati yorubas-

    • share Idea

      Buhari captured Nigeria with the help western world and disgruntled cabals in Nigeria and later discovered that it was just an empty shell without oil producing states, hence, all his efforts to make an inroad there. Unfortunately for him, his manipulations are just a wild goose one as SS and SE will remain under the grip of PDP.

      • solozo

        I dont understand. I thought whether APC, DPP, PDP or HIV is ruling a state, all the oil money goes to the federal govt and they are the ones who share back to the states. So, if APC or PDP gets the oil producing state, do they get extra money from the sharing? Another thing, na Hausa man abi Yoruba be the APC candidate for the Bayesla Govship election? I think say na Bayelsa people be candidate for all the parties o. This my head sef, I suppose to dey read newspaper more.

        • share Idea

          Ask Tambuwal about the import of my statement and he will explain better. Nigeria we hail thee

  • solozo

    Na by force to serve people? Why cant both parties allow peace to reign in that small state? The last time, it was the APC minister’s house that was allegedly bombed. Today, it is the PDP Speaker’s house that is allegedly bombed. If only there was a way to disqualify both APC and PDP, let others without this kind of violence contest

    • Fadama

      I agree. But the politicians see it as a must to serve. Bollocks mentality

  • Fadama

    Tired of this unruly nonsense from Bayelsa.