Police confirm bomb attack on APC office in Rivers

Members of APC attacked after the presidential campaign in Port Harcourt.

The police in Rivers on Sunday confirmed that the building housing the All Progressives Congress in Okrika Local Government Area was attacked earlier in the day.

The command’s public relations officer, Ahmad Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the command had received the report of the dynamite attack.

“I am aware of the incident at Okrika, but the information at my disposal is sketchy,’’ Mr. Muhammad, a deputy superintendent of police, said.

He said that no arrest had been made.

The chairman of the party in the local government, Christian Asifamaka, had told newsmen that unknown persons used dynamite to attack the party’s office in Abam-Ama in the early hours of the day.

The explosion which occurred at 3:14 a.m. destroyed our secretariat building, bringing down the walls.

“The damage was quite extensive with the chairman’s office being the worst hit,’’ Mr. Asifamaka said.

He said the party viewed the latest attack as a deliberate provocation by its opponents to draw it into a battle that would destabilise the local government.

He said that in spite of the attack, the party would tow the path of peace in the interest of the people of the area.

Okrika is the home town of First Lady, Patience Jonathan.


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  • amazing2012

    Gradually we are beginning to know who has the bombs that were used in other parts of the country. Is this bomb by Boko boys or by those who boost to destroy the country if Jona did not win ?
    Nevertherless, poor people will be the one that will suffer. By the way Jona has excape his children to London last month.
    Poor people should not allow themsleves thuggery and conflict. They are the victims of all the consequences.

    • mk

      Confirm his children are in london,he is set to catchup..pls let resolved the difference in V box,not violence.

      • amazing2012

        Send the hash tag No to violence #NTViolence#

  • excel

    And now pdp are getting more desperate and worse, gej claim there will be no violence but I said then gej is a man of is world, he doesn’t have that leadership character to control and caution them. Let their be violence free campaign an election. CHANGE can not be intimidated. PROGESSIVE CHANGE APC !!!

  • Guest

    GEJ! How petulant of you.

  • Abel James

    You would have heard some negative reactions from the paid PDP agents if the opposite was the case. Meanwhile, Jonathan has proven to the world that he is corrupt, evil and incompetent. We need change in FeBuhari by the grace of GOD!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The desperation of PDP simply underlines why Nigerians must stand resolute to remove this murderous, blood thirsty and incompetent government from power.

    • glo


  • Contact Point

    Jonathan is only fighting to save himself from going to prison, but some dummies here does not know that. They think that GEJ is doing all this for benefit of Nigerians. He is only fighting to survive and not to better your lot because he was unable to do so since after 5 years of been there.

  • Comrade Cliff

    I’m not interested again in talking n talking about political violents going on in Nigeria. My reasons are: 1. The politics I know in Nigeria is the type that the people will conspired n even kill themselves n alleged it on others. Any attack that the attackers are not seen visible on ground is an internal conspiracy. Any attack that the attackers are seen visible without any form of cover is a clear indication of the opposition conspiracy as in d attack on GEJ campaign bus. 2. The people commenting on the social media are youths n elders not making relevant comments guaranteeing d future of a one Nigeria.. 3. I sees everyone in Nigeria as having this deadly virus called corruption including those commenting here n no1 showing any remorse about been corrupt. 4. Lastly, for any1 from d north n then other regions in Nigeria to mentioned or linked GEJ n CAN president to Boko haram n are very consistent in saying that, it shows there is no reasonable people here on d social media anymore mostly u that will reply my msg without reasoning. 5. Lastly, for Muslims worldwide to say that their religion is not part of the ongoing Islamic terrorists activities but Hamas terrorist organisation is now delected from d terrorists list in Europe n muslims countries just bcos they have successfully overthrown d Palestinian government n established the full implementation of sharia law shows that if Boko haram do dsame in Nigeria, they will delete dsame on d terrorists list is an indication that those commenting here are media wing of Boko haram n I don’t wanna associate with such.

    • Retaju

      What are you saying? May be you are one of the agents of darkness.

      • Comrade Cliff

        Like your bokohari brother, I’m not ok

  • Martins

    Indeed, the scout boy called Sports Minister is a confirmed clown unfit for any serious national assignment. By the way, Dalung’s cluelessness and frivolity are just emblematic of the entire Buhari government that appointed him.

    • Capt


  • Edo Don Osa

    I do not always understand why governments in Nigeria do not always listen to their citizens. The sport minister ought to have been replaced for long now but it is hard to know why he is still there. He wont resign, that is unlike Nigeria. It does not matter whether every one is calling for his remover.