An explosion has rocked a church said to be owned by the father of Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt.
It was gathered that over five youths had invaded the church identified as Christain Universal Church International on 25 Azikiwe Street, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt and detonated the explosive suspected to be Dynamite, on Saturday night.
Assistant Chief Security Officer (DCSO) of the area, Collins Johnbull, told the media that the five men were seen walking into the church premises. He said they were mistaken for church members until there was a bang, which attracted the attention of the local security operatives.
Two of the men were detained and later handed to the police. “It was while I and two other of my men, Uche Brown and Aniekan were rushing towards the church that we noticed five armed men on masks escaping from the premises.
“We went after them, despite their being armed and were able to hold down three, one however escaped later and were succeeded in apprehending two. We held them, hostage until Policemen came and took them to the station for detention,” he said.
It was gathered there was no casualty in the attack apart from a local security operative who was injured.