Rivers: Silence of police on suspects behind Port Harcourt explosion baffling – Fubara

Rivers state Governor Sir Siminalayi Fubara has expressed surprise at the prolonged silence of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) over the attempted detonation of explosive device in Port Harcourt by protesters demanding for elongation of tenure of former chairmen of local government councils.

He state that if such was done by supporters linked to him, terrorism charges would have been slammed on them swiftly without delay.

Governor Fubara expressed his worries Monday shortly after swearing in Emmanuel Onengiye-Ofori Frank-Fubara as the new Commissioner for Finance at the executive chambers of Government House, Port Harcourt. 

He insisted that Rivers state, as known today, has only one enemy who is vehemently opposed to his administration with others classified as his off-springs making frenetic efforts to sink the state.

Governor Fubara declared that the good God, who is almighty, all knowing and sufficient in all His doings, has continued to frustrate their machinations.

He said, like it was upheld in several prayers by his predecessors that Rivers state is dedicated to God, those who fight it will continue to experience inexplicable trouble and defeat.

He said: “You know, if it were a situation that Fubara is involved in anything, or links Fubara’s associates, by now, Nigeria would have been hot. There would have been arrests, there would have been statements, there would have been counter this or that. There would have been press conferences. 

“But, because it is from the other side, nothing is heard. But glory to God, they couldn’t hide it forever, even if I have not been hearing anything.”

Fubara added: “And, I am wondering after how many weeks now, the Nigerian Police is still not able to come out and make a statement about the attempt by the man that tried to detonate dynamite in front of Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt. 

“I am still wondering why it has not happened. But, maybe, if it was any other thing that has to do with us, they would have charged the person for terrorism.

“But, you see, this God that I serve, we are serving genuinely. This God that Rivers state has been dedicated to by our predecessors, because when they make statements, they say: Rivers state belongs to God; and that is the God that is saving and lifting us.”

Governor Fubara said the enemies of the state will gather as stated in the Holy Bible, but because their gathering is not of God, they will surely scatter.