An incident occurred where the house belonged to the speaker Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson was bombed . The Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker held his political opponents responsible for the bomb attack on his home in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
He revealed on a radio programme in Yenagoa, that he was alerted of the attack on his house through telephone. “I was asleep in my house in Yenagoa when my wife’s phone rang and we recieved a message was that they have thrown dynamite into my house. It’s not unexpected because they have
promised to assassinate me or my family members.”
Meanwhile, the Police spokesperson in the state, Asinim Butswat, has also confirmed the attack, stating that the police was on the trail of the perpertrators of the attack. “The impact resulted to damage to the doors, windows and glasses in his residence. Nobody was injured and no life was lost.
“The scene was visited and a team of Explosive ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) is conducting post blast Investigations".
Efforts have been intensified to arrest the culprit and all these happened possibly because of the forthcoming rerun governorship election in the state.