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Explosion Rocks Rivers Deputy-Governor's Office

The political situation in Rivers State is getting messy by the day as an improvised explosive device was thrown at the Administrative Block of the Office of the Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, in the early hours of today, causing a minimal damage to the building.

The Deputy Governor was unhurt in the explosion.

There has not been any official statement yet but Mr. Godswill Jumbo, the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor confirmed that an incident like that happened, adding that he would issue a statement later.

P.M.NEWS sources at the Government House assured that an official statement will be issued after Governor Chibuike Amaechi had inspected the scene.

Phone calls to Ahmad Muhammad, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the state, were not answered.

Facts are also emerging that the fire that engulfed the old section of the Mile One Rumuoji Market today may have been caused by an explosive device thrown into the stores in the market.

Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, the state Commissioner of Information and Communications, said that arson was not ruled out in the burning of the market as explosions were heard in some parts of the state capital the previous night.

She said explosives might have been thrown into the market.

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