Breaking: Dynamite explosions rock parts of Port Harcourt on election day

Breaking: Dynamite explosions rock parts of Port Harcourt on election day

As residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers state prepare to vote in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday, February 23, dynamite explosions have been heard in several parts of the state capital.

Areas affected include Rumuola and Diobu in the state capital.

Also affected is Abonnema in Asari Toru local government area, the locality of Tonye Cole, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state.

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A security source who spoke to under the condition of anonymity, confirmed the explosions, but said no one one was injured.

"Such things are normal around here. They simply drop the dynamites and run away. It is a tactics they use to scare voters away," he said.

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Meanwhile, had reported that hours to the election, multiple explosions rocked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in Northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, February 23.

The explosions which started at exactly 5:52am, were reportedly more than eight. The explosions were said to have occurred around Molai, Dambo’a road, Bulumkutu and Njimtilo road axis.

Report has it that gunfire and explosions were also heard from other parts of Maiduguri metropolis. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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