According to a report on PUNCH, the Rivers state bomb scare that had caused a stampede as APC supporters took to their heels to avoid being hit by three separate explosions have been confirmed to be fireworks thrown into the scene by suspected mischief makers.

The party supporters that were dispersed by the three separate explosions had immediately reconvened only to now be sent out of the campaign venue by real sporadic gunshots.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, escaped death as the unknown gunmen disrupted the party’s campaign rally in Okrika Local Government Area of the state.

Peterside was whisked away by security operatives in the midst of the deafening sound of sporadic gunshots few minutes after the three explosives went off close to the campaign ground at the Okrika National Secondary School Field.

Security agents went down on the ground after drawing their guns in a bid to spot out where the unknown gunmen were hiding to hit them back.

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