As residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, move out to vote in the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections, holding on Saturday, February 23, 2019, dynamite explosions have been heard in several parts of the State capital.
Areas affected include Rumuola and Diobu, in the State capital.
Also affected is Abonnema, in Asari Toru Local Government Area, the locality of Tonye Cole, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate in the State.
A security source who spoke under the condition of anonymity, confirmed the explosions, but said that no one was injured.
“Such things are normal around here. They simply drop the dyanmites and run away. It is a tactic they use to scare voters away”, he said.
Meanwhile, newsmen had reported that hours to the elections, multiple explosions rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Saturday morning.