Sunday, January 22, 2012

Explosions Rock Parts of Yenogoa

21 January 2012

Barely hours after bombs and gun attacks in Kano as explosions were reported to have rocked parts of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, late Friday night.

The Police Public Relations Officer, in Bayelsa Mr Emakpae Eguavoen, confirmed that the explosions took place at the Tombia market bridge, leading to Amasoma, where the Niger Delta University is located, and at the Peace Park roundabout Onopa opposite the government house.

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman in Bayelsa Lt.-Col. Timothy Antigha also confirmed that two explosions rocked parts of Yenagoa at about midnight on Friday but there were no casualties.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hilary Opara, after confirming the blasts, said that some miscreants might be trying to create the impression that there was insecurity in Bayelsa because Vice-President Namadi Sambo was expected in Bayelsa on Monday.

The dynamite planted on the bridge exploded, creating a crater on one side of it.

While the police say the blast at the Tombia Bridge, was carried out with local dynamite, details are still sketchy about the peace park explosion.

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