It was really a black Saturday night as a worship centre attended by Elder Wike, father of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was attacked by some unknown hoodlums who detonated dynamite that caused damage to the Church.
The Church, Christain Universal Church International at #25, Azikiwe Street Mile 3-Diobu, Port Harcourt has been attacked before, making this the second time under one month.
It was during the heat of the violent EndSARS protest in Rivers State that the Church was first attacked by a set of hoodlums who pelted stones at the Church building.
This time, two suspects who allegedly detonated the dynamite at the worship centre, attended by Governor Wike’s Father, were arrested.
The suspects were alleged to have stormed the Church where they detonated the first dynamite which attracted the attention of some youths in the area.
The youths swooped on them before they could detonate the second one.
A resident of the area, Collins Johnbull who is also the Assistant Chief Security Officer of Azikwe street, told newsmen that they saw five men entering the church at about 9 pm Saturday but did not know their mission until they heard the sound of dynamite which forced those residing inside the church to run for safety.
Johnbull said, “we quickly mobilised other people in the area and gave the hoodlums a chase. We were able to catch two of them while the other members of the gang escaped. Those arrested have been handed over to the police.”
The exploded dynamite caused little damage to the Church, leaving some glass windows shattered and cracks on a part of the church.