…injured suspects arrested
Residents of Azikiwe street in Diobu area of Port Harcourt the Rivers State Capital were thrown into panic 11pm Saturday as three explosives suspected to be dynamites were detonated during a prayer service at the Christian Universal Church International, 25 Azikiwe street Mile 3 Diobu.
Father of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is said to Pastor the church.
Worshipers at the church scampered for safety, no one was however hurt.
However, the perpetrators were not so lucky as they were injured in the process of carrying out their dastardly act and were arrested.
An Eye Witness, Prince Wiro said they were shocked when the explosives went off.”For long, we have not heard of such events, most persons were asleep when we heard the sudden bang, most of us including the vigilante’ now advanced to the area were we heard the noise and found out it was a church, were the Governor’s father worships, the dynamite affected the church a little” he said.
Wiro also said several suspects were apprehend by youths of the area.
Meanwhile security has been beefed up around the area with officers of the Eagle crack, Mopol 19 and other security agencies on ground.
Confirming the incident to Sisi Port Harcourt,Nnamdi Oboli ,Police Public Relations Officer , Rivers State said “I can confirm the attack on the church and three suspects arrested in connection with the attack . They are helping us in our investigation. The Church has been swept by the Bomb Department.”