In Bayelsa Explosion hits Assembly Speaker’s home

The blast went off on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Benson’s home in Korokorosei Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

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Car burns following an explosion (Photo for illustrative purposes only) play

Car burns following an explosion (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(The Guardian)
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An explosion has occurred in the home of Bayelsa State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Konbowei Friday Benson.

The blast went off on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Benson’s home in Korokorosei Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Daily Trust reports.

The incident has been confirmed by the state police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat.

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

“The impact resulted to damage to the doors, windows and glasses in his residence. 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,” he added.

Butswat also said that no life was lost in the explosion.

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