A church in Port Harcourt, Christian Universal Church was attacked with explosives on Sunday, 29 November 2020.
It was gathered that the church belong to J.N.E. Wike, who is the father of the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and also general overseer of the assembly.
The church was attacked by five people on Saturday night, but three of them were apprehended by youth and security officers in the area.
The Assistant Chief Security Officer of the Azikiwe Street Security, Collins Johnbull, while narrating the incident, said one of his men was hit by a bullet in the process of chasing the suspects and currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“On Saturday, November 28, 2020, while I was on my duty post, we observed some movements around 8 pm to 9 pm, and we were on the alert. Before then we saw some strange faces, about five of them, that entered into the governor’s father’s church, and we thought they were church members having their regular evening programme, but we were suspicious of them because of the way they were moving.
“About five minutes after the boys entered the church, there was an explosion; we heard a banging noise like that of a bomb from the church, and we immediately approached the church and saw them (the suspects) jumping out of the church wearing masks and carrying guns and started shooting at my men.
“By God’s grace, we were able to apprehend three of the criminals that attacked the church, while two escaped. We did everything in our power to apprehend the hoodlums. As we are talking now, one of my men who was hit by a bullet is receiving treatment.
However, two of the hoodlums are still at large. At the time of this report, the police said the 3 that were arrested are helping them in their investigation and the church has been swept by the Bomb Department.
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