Manhunt for suspects in Rivers triple court blasts

Posted by News Express | 2 February 2015 | 2,889 times

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The Rivers State Police Command says it has commenced a manhunt for perpetrator of this morning’s coordinated attacks launched on judiciary court premises at Degema, Isiokpo and Port Harcourt with explosive devices suspected to be dynamite.

“Minimal damages were recorded in Port Harcourt and Isiokpo scenes without affecting the court building and documents while at Degema the court building was razed down and documents burnt. No live was lost. Areas are now under Police control while Police Bomb Disposal Unit has commenced discreet investigation in earnest,” the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Ahmad K. Muhammad, said in a statement signed on behalf of the Police Commissioner, Dan Bature.

He said that “it took the instant efforts of Policemen particularly at Isiokpo and Port Harcourt to extinguish the fire resulting from the explosions and stop it from spreading beyond the point of impact.”

According to Muhammad, “The Commissioner of Police is deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless attacks on the temples of justice. We must realise that violence is never and will never be a solution to problem(s).

“The Command has already put in place efforts that will lead to the arrest of the actors and sponsors of the attacks while soliciting for the usual cooperation from members of the public to assist the police in this regard. The Command further reiterates its determination to provide adequate security to judicial workers and all courts in the state, please.”

•Photo shows Rivers Police Commissioner, Dan Bature.

Source: News Express

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