The residence of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha, was attacked by suspected political thugs in the Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the state capital.
According to The PUNCH, the miscreants threw an explosive believed to be dynamite into the building around 2 am.
Similarly, two unidentified persons were also reported to have sustained gunshot wounds after they were attacked and shot at by yet-to-be-identified thugs within the Opolo axis of the state capital.
No one was injured in the incident at Ikiogha’s house, but the window panes near the spot where the explosive landed inside the compound were affected.
A hole was said to be observed on the ground as well as broken window panes, reportedly caused by the impact of the explosive.
Some residents of the area said they heard a loud explosion from the compound around 2am.
“I heard a big explosion from this building around 2am last night. But I don’t know what caused it,” a resident, who did not want to be mentioned said.
Ikiogha, a former Commissioner for Agriculture and Chief of Staff at the Government House, Yenagoa, could not be reached for comment.
The politician returned to the PDP last week, many years after he defected to the All Progressives Congress.
In the build-up to the governorship polls in Bayelsa, Ikiogha moved from the APC to the Labour Party, where he bought the form and contested the primary election but lost to the LP governorship candidate, Udengs Eradiri.
Contacted, the state Police Command Spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, said he would find out and revert but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.