Updated: Bomb Explodes In Delta State Government House
ASABA, Nov 03, (THEWILL) – A bomb has exploded inside the Delta State Government House Guest House known as the VIP lodge, blowing off the roof and walls of the building and leaving workers scampering for safety. THEWILL gathered the blast occurred at about 3pm WAT.
No casualties were recorded and as at press time, and no group has claimed responsibility for it.
A unit of the Delta State Police Bomb Unit was seen at the scene carrying out investigations.
THEWILL checks has however revealed that a yet to be identified group had allegedly issued a warning to the Uduaghan led state government to stop what it called ‘wasting state resources.’
An impeccable government house source told THEWILL that the blast was not unconnected to the recent party packaged by the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to celebrate his daughter’s pet project 'Pink Pearl Foundation' which is campaigning against breast cancer in women, which was perceived to have been organised with Delta state funds.It was also gathered that the group also warned the state governor to drop his re-election bid or face its wrath.
Photo: A building in Delta Government affected by the blast. Photo Credit: Nath Onojake.
Security operatives have barricaded the premises while movement has been restricted around the Guest House which is usually open to the public because of its recreational facilities.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Charles Muka declined comments shortly after his visit to the scene saying: “it is too early for the police to make any categorical statement for now as investigation is on.”
A statement issued this evening by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Uduaghan, Mr. Sunny Ogefere who confirmed the blast said “At about 3pm this afternoon there was an explosion at the Asaba Guest House Asaba, a commercial outfit of the Delta State Government located near the Government House. Two of the rooms upstairs were damaged from the impact of the explosion. There were no injuries and no casualties recorded.”
Mr. Ogefere confirmed that security agencies have already moved to the scene of the incident and they have cordoned off the premises and since commenced investigations to ascertain the nature of the explosion.