Explosion Rocks River Assembly, Armed Men Take Over Complex

Gov. Similayi Fubara of Rivers State

Signs of political crisis in Rivers State came to light as an explosion rocked the Rivers State House of Assembly complex on Sunday night.

The explosion happened as allegations of moves by some lawmakers to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara spread across the state.

It was ;earnt that some suspected arsonists threw an explosive into the complex around 9:25pm, causing a fire in the building.

Though the spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, could not be reached on her mobile, a senior police officer confirmed the incident to the media.

It was also gathered that some properties inside the chamber were destroyed, this is as talk have it that arrangements have been concluded by some lawmakers in the state legislature to first impeach the House leader, Eddison Ehie, to pave the way for Fubara’s removal.

The House leader is said to have been blocking moves aimed at removing Fubara.

Journalists who visited the Assembly at about 10:30 pm, reports that the police and other security operatives had taken over the complex, as about 17 security trucks and one Armoured Personnel Carrier were stationed at the entrance and surroundings.

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