EDO Bomb Blast: Explosion Rocks Ex-Edo SSG’s Mini Estate Situated At Osadebey Avenue GRA, An housing Shalom Dental Clinic belonging to the wife of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was shattered with suspected explosive device at 10:30pm, Saturday. Reports had it that the explosive attack, which shattered the roof, doors, windows and ceiling of some of the apartments in the mini estate situated along Osadebey Avenue GRA, where Edo State Government House is located, was carried out when residents of the area were about going to sleep.
Conducting journalists round the estate, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who was accompanied to the scene of the incident by the Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, and other top party chieftains, blamed the attack on political opponents in the state.
The crisis in Edo State took another dimension last Saturday when an explosion rocked a mini estate belonging to the a former Secretary to the Edo State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Denis Osadebey Way in Benin, the state capital.
It was learnt that the explosion, which occurred at about 10.30pm, was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device planted at the entrance of the estate housing some residential apartments and the Shalom Dental Clinic said to belong to the wife of the former SSG.
Although no life was lost, the impact of the blast created a hole and shattered the ceiling of the security post, while the gate of the building, located a few distance away from the Government House, was partly damaged. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2