Bomb blast + Video of gunfire at APC rally in Rivers state.

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An APC rally in Rivers state, has been interrupted by explosions and gunfire, reports say.

The blast occurred at a school in Okrika, in Rivers state, local media said, ahead of elections on 28 March.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

A small explosive device detonated as crowds gathered for the rally, but there were no injuries, witnesses told the claimed.

Organisers then decided to press on with the event in Okrika – a small port town south of Port Harcourt, in the heart of Nigeria’s oil producing region – but gunshots rang out, causing people to flee, the witnesses said.

“We have been attacked,” a spokeswoman for Rivers State governor governor Rotimi Amaechi told AFP.

No group has taken action for the attacks.

Sources: BBC, Channels TV

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