26 February 2012
Contrary to media reports that the mayhem caused by the explosion and gun-fire that rocked the Ogbubagbene home of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe on Monday, in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta state, was carried out by aggrieved Niger Delta militants, who were dissatisfied with the minister’s involvement in the amnesty committee, LEADERSHIP findings reveal that the attack was fundamentally political .
The Delta State Commissioner of Police,Mr. Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe has also allayed fears that the attack may have been perpetrated by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect.
An ally of the minister who pleaded not to be named, said the invaders were used by frustrated politicians in
to intimidate the minister of Niger Delta Affairs who they view as part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s inner caucus. Delta State
The attackers, according to the source, were not armed robbers. Buttressing his point, he said the attackers warned thus; “Orubebe, stay clear from Bayelsa politics. This is just a scratch; the mayhem would be massive when we return.”