IPOB responsible for explosion at Wike’s father’s church — Police

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The police in Rivers State have blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the detonating of devices suspected to be dynamite at the Christian Universal Church Incorporated located at No. 25 Azikiwe Street, Mile 3 area of Diobu, Port Harcourt.

The church, which is also known as ‘God’s Power House’, is allegedly owned by Governor Nyesom Wike’s father, who is a cleric. It was attacked around 10pm on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

A report this morning by The PUNCH quoted the spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, as saying that the perpetrators were suspected IPOB members, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had launched an investigation to ascertain the motive behind the attack as well as apprehend other fleeing suspects.

Omoni told the paper: “Some hoodlums suspected to be IPOB members attacked the church. We are investigating. The church suffered substantial destruction.

“Our bomb unit was there. The personnel swept the place in the early hour of today (Sunday) and they are still there. The Area Commander is leading the operation. Policemen will be there until further notice.

“But I can tell you that normalcy has been restored. So far, we have arrested three persons. The Commissioner of Police has launched an investigation into the incident. Our bomb unit is here.

“They have been able to sweep the place and clean-up is going on as we speak. The engineer will come to ascertain the integrity of the building for habitation.” (PUNCH)

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