Owerri Bomb Scare: 5 Foreigners Arrested

By KayCee June 18, 2014 10:48

The police in Imo State said on Tuesday they have arrested five foreigners in connection with the Saturday’s discovery of improvised explosive devices (IEds) on the premises of Living Faith Ministries (Winners Chapel) in Owerri, the state capital.

Spokesperson of the police in the state, Andrew Enwerem, who disclosed this to newsmen, however, said the suspects’ nationality would not be made public in order not to jeopardise police investigation.

Meanwhile, reports said residents of the state have continued to live in panic as most of them now avoid crowded areas since the discovery of the IEds which were later detonated by the bomb disposal unit of the state police command.

Popular joints and booming business centres that usually attract high patronages, especially as the FIFA World Cup is ongoing, have now been deserted.

Also, the state has witnessed exodus of some Northerners who have closed up their businesses.

The most deserted areas are the Onitsha-Owerri road and the ever-busy Mbaise Road.

We gathered that their exodus might not be unconnected with the bomb discovery saga, as they are said to be fleeing in anticipation of possible reprisal attack by citizens of the state.

But the state police command has assured every residents of the state of their safety.

Similarly, some parents and guardians of Winners Chapel School located inside the premises of the church where the possible explosion was averted have refused to allow their wards resume classes.



By KayCee June 18, 2014 10:48