6 in police net over Owerri bomb scare, Okorocha summons emergency security meeting

Posted by News Express | 15 June 2014 | 3,937 times

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The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has summoned an emergency security meeting with all the security operatives and stakeholders in the state following the incident of the averted bomb blast by security operatives at the Living Faith Church this morning.

This is even as the State Commissioner for Police, Abdulmajid Ali, disclosed that six persons who were found hovering around the area as at the time the substance was found have been arrested and are facing interrogation at the command headquarters.

Briefing newsmen at the Government Office in Owerri, the Imo State capital, upon his arrival from Abuja, Governor Okorocha said the meeting is scheduled for the June 16, noting that security of Imo citizens will be discussed and concrete measures to prevent any occurrence of bomb attacks in the state will be addressed.

He commended the security operatives for their timely intervention by defusing the bomb as quickly as possible and assured the people of the state that the government will not lose sleep over the matter as all measures will be taken to ensure peace in the state.

He urged all Imo citizens and residents to be more security conscious and should not hesitate to report any suspicious movement of persons to the security operatives.

The Imo State Police Command in Owerri had this morning defused a substance identified as an Improvised Explosive Device hidden under a flower pot at the entrance of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) along Port Harcourt road in the state capital.

The substance, kept in a polythene bag, had a bad refrigerator compressor, two cigarette lighters and a timer.

While assessing the scene, the State Commissioner for Police, Abdulmajid Ali, alongside other security chiefs in the state, said the police command got the intelligence report at midnight and immediately directed the anti-bomb squad to the scene.

•Photo shows Governor Okorocha.

Source: News Express

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