On Thursday, an improvised substance suspected to be dynamite exploded at the popular Igboukwu field, which was hosting a rally for the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) in Rivers State leaving some supporters injured.
The injured victims, who were mostly women, were immediately evacuated from the scene.
As of press time, the cause of the explosion was unknown, but it was learned that there was an altercation between Rumuji community youths, owners of the Igboukwu field, and APC officials over access to the field
The youths were said to have prevented the party from holding the rally at the popular Mile one area of Port Harcourt.
It was learned that the youths had barricaded and closed the field’s entrance gate, denying the party access to the field.
A resident who pleaded anonymity said: “The explosion came with a loud bang and some persons were injured. The party officials had altercation with the youths of the community over access to the venue of the rally before the explosion occurred,” the source said.
Rivers State Publicity Secretary of APC , Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the incident saying a statement will be issued.
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