Amid alleged moves by some lawmakers to impeach Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara, an explosion has reportedly ripped through the State House of Assembly complex.
Some suspected arsonists, Persecondnews gathered, threw explosives into the complex about 9:20pm on Sunday night.
The blast has destroyed the building including some documents and properties.
It was learnt that some lawmakers in the House of Assembly had planned to impeach the House Leader, Mr Eddison Ehie, to pave the way for Fubara’s removal.
The House Leader has been thwarting moves to remove Gov. Fubara.
Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, were unsuccessful for comments but a senior officer confirmed the incident.
The officer, who asked not to be named, said the incident was politically motivated.
“Yes it is true. The fire occurred around 9:30pm or so. But as we speak, the fire has been put out by firefighters who arrived at the scene just in time. I think it has to do with politics,” the officer said.
Meanwhile, armed policemen and other security operatives have taken over the complex.
An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and many operation trucks have been stationed at the entrance of the Assembly complex.