Fire Guts Rivers High Court as Union Ends Strike

The Rivers state Police Command has confirmed that there was an attack on four of the five High courts in Rivers state.

The statement from the police…

“The Rivers State Police Command wishes to confirm that in the early
hours of Monday, 02/02/2015, coordinated attacks were launched on
judiciary court premises at Degema, Isiokpo and Port Harcourt with
explosive devices suspected to be dynamite by unidentified and
unpatriotic assailants.

“Minimal damages were recorded in Port Harcourt and Isiokpo scenes
without affecting the court building and documents, while at Degema, the
court building was razed down and documents burnt. No lives were lost.

“Areas are now under Police control while Police Bomb Disposal Unit has commenced discreet investigation in earnest.

“It took the instant efforts of Policemen, particularly at Isiokpo
and Port Harcourt to extinguish the fire resulting from the explosions
and stopped it from spreading beyond the point of impact.

“The Commissioner of Police is deeply saddened by the tragic and
senseless attacks on the temples of justice. We must realize that
violence is never and will never be a solution to problem(s).

“The Command has already put in place efforts that will lead to the
arrest of the actors and sponsors of the attacks while soliciting for
the usual cooperation from members of the public to assist the police in
this regard.

“The Command further reiterates its determination to provide
adequate security to judicial workers and all courts in the State,

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