Two explosions have rocked Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state and home state of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The explosions came after the northern city of Kano was hit by bombs and gunfire that left several people dead.
However, the Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, indicated that the Yenagoa blasts were linked to upcoming governorship elections and not Islamist sect, Boko Haram which claimed responsibility for the Kano attacks.
“Governor Timipre Sylva has just been informed of two explosions that rocked parts of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, late Friday night,” a statement from his office said.
A spokesman for the military task force in the region said there had been no casualties.
“The (joint task force) confirms that there were dynamite explosions in certain parts of Yenagoa city yesterday. However, there was no casualties,” Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Antigha said.