The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has called 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 on Sunday morning.
Briefing newsmen at the Government Office in Owerri the Imo State capital upon his arrival from Abuja, he said the meeting was scheduled for the June 16, noting that security of Imo citizens would be discussed and concrete measures to prevent any occurrence of bomb attacks in the state would be addressed.
He commended the security operatives for their timely intervention by defusing the bomb as quick as possible and assured the people of the state that the government would not lose sleep over the matter as all measures would 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.
Imo State Police Command in Owerri had on Sunday 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, 2 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.
He further disclosed that 6 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.