The blast reportedly occurred along the Murtala Mohammed expressway at about 5.30am today being Monday, November 24.
Panic has erupted in Calabar, Cross River State after an explosion rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in the state.
The blast reportedly occurred along the Murtala Mohammed expressway at about 5.30am on Monday, November 24.
A resident, Joel Ogunlana told Punch:
“I heard a loud bang and everywhere started shaking. I thought the house was going to collapse.”
The state chairman of the party, John Okon also confirmed the incident
“I understand they threw in a bomb or dynamite or something. The police are there and the anti-bomb squad are on the way. We would not be able to use the secretariat for the ward congresses. We would be using the Presidential Lodge. All the electoral officers are collecting their materials and going to the field. The windows and other things inside the office were destroyed,” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Hogan Bassey has issued a statement regarding the attack. It reads:
“Early today, 24th November at about 0535 hours, hoodlums who were unable to penetrate the heavily fortified secretariat by officers and men of the Command threw an explosive device from behind the premises into the building. The explosion only shattered some louvers on the ground floor. No life was lost and nobody sustained injury.”
The area in which the explosion occurred is said to have been cordoned off by security agents.