21 January 2012
Barely hours after bombs and gun attacks in
as explosions were reported to have rocked parts of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, late Friday night. Kano
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 roundabout Onopa opposite the government house. Peace Park
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
, was carried out with local dynamite, details are still sketchy about the peace park explosion. Tombia Bridge