Suspect Arrested Over Political Bomb Explosion In Ile Ife Osun State

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July 3rd, 2014 – Suspect Arrested Over Political Bomb Explosion In Ile Ife Osun State

Osun State Police Command has arrested one person in con­nection with the explosion that rocked Ile-Ife on Tues­day.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Mais­hanu, in a text message sent to our correspondent yesterday, said the police command had commenced investigation into the cause of the explosion.

He said: “We are going to address a news conference on the incident. We have arrested a person and he is helping us in the investiga­tion.”

However, he assured residents of Ile-Ife and the state at large, of security of lives and property.

The police boss, who said he had visited the scene of the explosion to ascer­tain the extent of damage it caused, said there was no cause for alarm in the state.

Maishanu, who noted that the explosion was a minor one, assured all residents of the state of the police com­mitment to ensuring the se­curity of all individuals at all times.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the state House of As­sembly, Mr Najeem Sa­laam, has alleged that the explosion was politically motivated.

The Speaker, in a state­ment by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Goke Buti­kakuro, warned political actors in the state not to drag the state into avoid­able violence in the name of politics.

He said: “It is displeas­ing and devastating to learn about the bomb explosion in Ile-Ife not long after a political rally, while another one was discovered and prevented from going off by the anti-bomb policemen and we have it on good au­thority that it was politically motivated. The political players in the state should not because of politics or election throw the state into violence and bloodbath.”

Salaam urged the secu­rity agencies to conduct thorough investigation and unveil the people behind the incident, so as to nip the dangerous development in the bud.

“Osun State cannot afford bloodshed in the name of politics. All political gladia­tors should learn to play by the rule, for only the living can enjoy the dividends of democracy not the dead,” Salaam said.

[Daily Sun]