Rivers government launches manhunt for ‘failed bomber’

The Rivers State Government has launched a search for a man who attempted to detonate an explosive near Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, the state capital.


The incident took place earlier on Tuesday, June 25,  with reports suggesting the unidentified man was part of a group participating in a political rally. The man sustained severe injuries during the failed detonation and was swiftly removed from the scene by accomplices.


Addressing the situation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Adaeze Oreh, called for the immediate arrest of any patient with injuries potentially caused by explosives.


The Commissioner urged healthcare providers to detain and report any individuals presenting such injuries to the police or the state Ministry of Health, expressing concern that the injured man may seek treatment at either public or private hospitals.

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