There are reports that an explosion shook the Rivers State House of Assembly on Sunday night.
Report revealed that the event took place in the midst of a purported plot by a few lawmakers to remove State Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
According to the plan, at 9:25 p.m., a group of people suspected of arson tossed an explosive into the complex, starting a fire in the structure.
One senior police official confirmed the occurrence.
There were reportedly some ruined properties inside the chamber.
Because of the delicate nature of the situation, the police officer begged to remain anonymous but stated that the incident was politically motivated.
He said, “Yes it is true. The fire occurred around 9:30 p.m. or so. But as we speak, it (the fire) has been put out by firefighters who arrived at the scene just in time. I think it has to do with politics.”
According to a report, certain lawmakers in the state legislature have made plans to remove Fubara by first impeaching Eddison Ehie, the leader of the House.
It is alleged that the leader of the House has been impeding efforts to remove Fubara.
About 17 security trucks and one armoured personnel carrier were positioned at the entrance and surrounding areas of the Assembly as of the time this report was filed, indicating that the Assembly had been taken over by the police and other security personnel.
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