Port Harcourt bomb blast blamed on “armed robbers”

Contrary to initial reports that at  least two people were  killed in a bomb explosion that rocked Port Harcourt today,official accounts said only the driver of the bus carrying the dynamites which exploded was killed .Governor Rotimi Amaechi  of Rivers state reportedly  said afterwards it was a case of robbery attempt  that turned awry and  bloody.Unofficial accounts however said several people were killed .

He added that that the robbery suspects did not die and that only their driver  was killed in the explosion. Two robbery suspects who survived the blast are now in a hospital where they are under observation, it was revealed.

Residents of the city said the explosion occurred at the Rumuokoro  junction  which is said to be right in the heart of the  famous Garden City.

The identity of the driver  killed in the blast remains  unknown.But the  blast occurred in a commercial vehicle at about 9.30am .

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