BREAKING: Bomb explosion rocks residence of Edo APC chieftain
A bomb early this morning reportedly exploded at the residence of factional State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Mr. Lawrence Okah.
The bomb which shattered a part of the building dug a huge crater in the ground.
Nevertheless, no life was lost in the attack.
A team of police anti-bomb squad was seen at the residence of Mr Okah at about 8am to remove another yet unexploded explosive device.
Speaking on the incidence, Okah said the explosion happened at about 12:30am.
Chieftains of the APC, who heard the news of the blast, such as Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr. Pius Odubu and others, were later at the residence on a solidarity visit.
Okah, who spoke with journalists on the incidence, said he was lucky to be alive.
However, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, in his reaction warned Governor Godwin Obaseki to call his men to order.
He cautioned that Edo should not be turned to a war zone.
Ize-Iyamu, who called the attention of the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to the attacks in Edo State, wondered why no arrest had been made.
“Since the beginning of these series of attacks on our members in the state, we are surprised that no arrest has been. Will the police say they don’t know about it? We know that if the police want to do their job, they can do it perfectly, so we are calling on them to do their job and save our lives,” he said.