The state radio station of the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State (BCAS) in South-Eastern Nigeria was on August 30, 2002 hit by a bomb blast which destroyed part of the building. The incident occurred at about 11pm and also blew off the roof of the building housing the National Electricity Power Authority’s (NEPA) high voltage transformer, located nearby. No arrest has been made.
The Director-General of the station, Chief Chuzi Iboko told a police investigating team that the perpetrators gained entry into the premises and placed two locallymade bombs near the high voltage transformer. Abia State is one of the many states where diverse political interests are lobbying to have the upper hand in the forthcoming general and presidential elections in Nigeria.