Police Confirms Bayelsa House of Assembly Speaker’s Home Attack

The police in Bayelsa State, Thursday, confirmed that the house of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Kombowei Benson, was attacked in his hometown by unknown persons.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Asinim Butswat, said unknown persons detonated an object suspected to be dynamite in the speaker’s compound, which led to the damage of the doors, windows and glasses.

However, Butswat said no life was lost in the incident.

“On the 7/1/2016, at about 0405hrs, unknown persons detonated an object suspected to be dynamite in the compound of Hon Kombowei Benson, at Korokorosei Community.

“The impact resulted to damage to the doors, windows and glasses in his residence. Nobody was injured and no life was lost.

“The scene was visited and a team of Explosive ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) is conducting post blast Investigations. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the culprits,” the police commissioner said.

Governorship election in the state will be concluded on Saturday at Southern Ijaw local government. The election was earlier cancelled by INEC.

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