Rivers courts bombed


Explosive devices suspected to be dynamite were used on Monday morning by some assailants to launch coordinated attacks on court premises at Degema, Isiokpo and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Although no life was lost, the court building in Degema was razed down and documents burnt.
A statement by Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), reads: “The Rivers State Police Command wishes to confirm that in the early hours of Monday 02/0/2015 coordinated attacks were launched on judiciary court premises at Degema, Isiokpo and Port Harcourt with explosive devices suspected to be dynamite by unidentified and unpatriotic assailants. 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 life was lost. Areas are now under Police control while Police Bomb Disposal Unit has commenced discreet investigation in earnest.
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.
The Commissioner of Police is deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless attacks on the temples of justice. We must realize 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”.


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