Governor Okorocha condemns attempt to bomb church in Owerri

Police detonated two bombs at Winners Chapel, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.... Photo Credit: Onumara Onyekachi

Mr. Okorocha said that the explosives planted at the church premises could have killed many innocent people, if they had exploded.

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has condemned Sunday’s attempt to bomb the Living Faith Church, located on Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.

Mr. Okorocha, who addressed journalist, condemned the act, and commended the security agencies for their timely intervention.

The two deadly  improvised explosive devices (IEDs)  were  hidden under a flower pot at the entrance to the church.

The governor urged the people of the state to be security conscious at all times and to report any strange objects or movement around them to security agencies.

Mr. Okorocha said that the explosives planted at the church premises could have killed many innocent people, if they had exploded.

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Abdulmajid Ali, however said six persons had been arrested in connection with the incident.

He also said the anti-bomb squad deployed to the church detonated the bomb on arrival.

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