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Jonathan’s visit: Sylva blames militants for attack on him

By SAMUEL OYADONGHA, Yenagoa

Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State yesterday described the attack on him during a civic reception in honour of President Jonathan Goodluck at the Samson Siasia Stadium as politically motivated.

Sylva, who spoke in Yenagoa, fingered some people that paraded themselves as ex-militants to be responsible for the incident.

The governor expressed regret that a reception which was to give Mr. President a rousing welcome home was almost ruined by the unfortunate incident.

His words, “What happened is like the bomb blasts to disrupt the October 1 celebrations; here they tried to embarrass…., they claim to be ex-militants but they are not, their sole aim was to disrupt the event.

“The security agencies were asked to allow everyone to enter the venue of reception, “not knowing they were miscreants.”


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