Tension Erupts as Explosion Rocks Media House 3 Days to Election

Tension Erupts as Explosion Rocks Media House 3 Days to Election

  • A local media house in the Ozuoba area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, has been attacked with an explosive
  • The media house, named Atlantic TV and Wish 99.5FM, are owned by Chinyere Igwe, a member of the house of representatives
  • Confirming the attack, Igwe said it was the generator house that was affected, while the police said a briefing on the attack would soon hold

Port Harcourt, Rivers - Armed attackers have attacked a local media house with an explosive in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

According to Channels TV, the attacked media houses are Atlantic TV and Wish 99.5FM, in the Ozuoba area in Port Harcourt.

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Media house attacked with explosive device in Rivers state. Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike
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Details of media house attacked with explosive device in Rivers state

The assailants attacked the facilities with dynamite, improvised explosive devices and ammunition on Tuesday, February 21, around 8pm.

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The owner of the establishment, Chinyere Igwe, said the explosion damaged the generator house. Igwe, a house of representatives member, disclosed this in a telephone call.

Igwe said:

“We have informed the police, some detachment of the police came and the DPO called to inform me today some bomb experts are coming for future investigations”.

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Calls to the police public relations officer in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, to confirm the incident and get more details via phone were not answered, but she promised to brief the press later in the day, Wednesday, February 22.

There were no human casualties during the attack or any injuries recorded at the scene.

Rivers state is one of the violence-prone states considering the insistence of the state governor, Nyesom Wike, to ensure Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) retain the state and his rift with the party's leadership.

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Wike was earlier reported to have approved the venue of the APC presidential campaign rally without collecting a dime from the ruling party,

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