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And it continues… Explosions confirmed in Bayelsa this morning

by Kemi Omosanya

Dynamite explosions occurred in two separate locations in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, the home state of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The explosions occurred on Friday night after several bomb blasts and gun shots rocked the northern city of Kano and left several people dead.

However, according to the government and the Joint Task Force in the region, the Yenagoa blasts were linked to upcoming gubernatorial elections and not Islamist sect, Boko Haram which claimed responsibility for the Kano attacks.

A spokesperson for the military task force in the region said there had been no casualties.

“The joint task force confirms that there were dynamite explosions in certain parts of Yenagoa city yesterday. However, there was no casualties,” Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Antigha said.

“Governor Timipre Sylva has just been informed of two explosions that rocked parts of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, late Friday night,” a statement from the governor’s office read.

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