The house of the Speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon. Konbowei Benson, in Korkosei community of Southern Ijaw area was in the early hours of Thursday bombed with explosives suspected to be dynamite by unknown masked attackers, ahead of the resheduled governorship poll in the area.
The speaker, who confirmed the incident yesterday, accused the APC of hiring thugs who attacked his house. The masked men, Thisday reports, invaded the home of the speaker at about 4 a.m. yesterday. It was learnt that the house was empty when the invaders arrived in as the speaker’s family had all been relocated to Yenagoa before the December election.
The speaker said, although no life was lost in the attack, he lost properties worth millions of naira to the destruction. Benson who said he got call of the attack on his house at about 4a.m, added, “It is not something unexpected because they have always been promising to attack and assassinate me or my family members. “During the last election, about 14 persons of my community and family members were kidnapped and taken to Ologbobiri and assaulted.”