“An explosion believed to be a bomb rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat along the Murtala Mohammed in Calabar, Cross River State, on Monday.
The incident which occurred at about 5:30am rocked several buildings in the vicinity.
Our correspondent who visited the scene at about 5: 50am saw heavily armed policemen and soldiers trying to restore order in the area.
A resident, who lives nine houses away from the secretariat where the incident occurred, said at the time he felt his house shaking.
“I heard a loud bang and everywhere started shaking. I thought the house was going to collapse,” he said.
In a compound that shares the same fence with the back of the secretariat, several glass doors and windows were shattered.
While speaking with one of those staying in the compound at about 10am, some policemen across the fence in the PDP secretariat ordered our correspondent to leave immediately.
A couple of them jumped over the fence with their guns and threatened to smash the correspondent’s phone and deal with him if he did not leave immediately.
The state chairman of the party, Mr. John Okon, said, “I understand they threw in a bomb or dynamite or something. The police are there and the anti-bomb squad is on the way. We would not be able to use the secretariat for the ward congresses. We would be using the Presidential Lodge.
All the electoral officers are collecting their materials and going to the field. The windows and other things inside the office were destroyed.”-The Nation.