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Imo State Police Foils Bombing Attempt at a Church



Bomb attempt at Winners Chapel Church Owerri

Imo State police authorities discovered two Improvised Explosive Devices planted at the entrance of Winner’s Chapel Church in Owerri around midnight on Saturday.

People around the area reportedly alerted police about some strange objects seen around the church premises. Bomb experts were immediately sent to the church to sweep the area, Premium Times reports.

“During their check, it was discovered that Improvised Explosive Devices in forms of refrigerator compressor concealed in sack bags were discovered. One was promptly detonated at the scene because it was on a timer. The other one was dis-alarmed and then taken away for detonation,” said a  a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Enwerem.

It is believed that the explosives were planted on Saturday night and timed to explode after worshippers had gathered for worship on Sunday.

Six suspects have been arrested in connection to the bombing attempt, however; they have not been directly linked to the incident.

“They were arrested because we believe we might be able to obtain information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators from them. Investigations are ongoing,” said Enwerem.

Photo Credit: Premium Times/Onumara Onyekachi


  1. ngluv

    June 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    OMG!!!!! MY hometown…..God please let them not come to the east oooo… what is going on in nigeria?… no safe zone again…

    • Chi

      June 16, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Winners’ Chapel Owerri. My home Church from back when! On the grounds I rooted the prayers of Destiny that has got me this far to where I am now in life! Surely those grounds has witnessed fire of the Holy Ghost! and no weapon formed or conceded against it shall hold! No devil living or dead shall shake the voice of The Lord!
      From the UK tonight, I’m sending my thanks to the men whom God used to expose this evil.

      Thank God for being God!


      June 16, 2014 at 4:49 am

      Nawah don enter gear one.


      June 16, 2014 at 4:50 am

      Nawah don enter gear one ooo.


    June 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thank God

  3. Nonso

    June 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    This rubbish can happen anywhere but not in my home town. God would nt allow it to happen… I thank God it was discovered. It is well!

    • Aw

      June 16, 2014 at 6:56 am

      So it is okay for other people’s lives to be destroyed as long as it is not your hometown? What a mean statement! It is not okay for it to happen anywhere. Nobody deserves such pain and suffering period!

  4. kiki

    June 16, 2014 at 2:29 am

    When Rochas Okorocha was Islamizing Imo state no one said anything. Giving money to Igbo’s turning to Islam, now see, Boko haram now has a gate entry into Igbo land. God have mercy *sigh*

  5. Oompa Loompa

    June 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    If this is Boko Haram it means they are now EVERYWHERE. You are not safe. Be security conscious.

  6. Vic

    June 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

    There is indeed a God,their efforts will always be wasted.

  7. Odinakachi pillar

    June 16, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Oh my GOd it can’t happened god forbid bad tin in my hometown #GOd tnx u 4 ur protection, i gv u honor,glory,power, n majesty .halleuyh. IJN ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

  8. cindy swaga

    June 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Tufiakwa not in my #HomeTown…dey can keep on bombing dia own people but not mine* dia is God ooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. cindy swaga

    June 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Among bokoharam members, dat means no one is safe* if dey dare attack imo state dem we wil kill all d hausa and muslim people dia* we can’t take shits from dem* nonsense!

  10. amuziem kelechi

    June 19, 2014 at 10:21 am

    i thank you God for the way you choose to show yourself you are faithful there is no one like you it can’t happen in imo state it can’t happen in winners in Jesus name AMEN

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