The Imo State police command yesterday said that it had arrested six suspects who, though have not been connected with the failed bomb explosion at Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, situated at Owerri, the state capital.
The state police public relations officer, Andrew Enwerem, noted that the five suspects’ nationality would not be disclosed to members of the public now in other not to interfere with the course of investigation.
Meanwhile, residents of the state have continued to live in fear as most of them now avoid crowded places.
It was observed that most viewing centres, which usually draw large number of customers, especially as the 2014 FIFA World Cup is ongoing, are shut as residents now prefer to watch the matches in the safety of their homes.
Also, there has been a noticeably exodus of northerners who ply their trade in the state, with the most deserted areas identified as the Onitsha/Owerri road and the ever busy Mbaise road, which have declined in population since the incident occurred.
Their exodus might not be unconnected with the foiled plot to bomb a popular Pentecostal church in the state, as they are said to be fleeing in anticipation of a backlash by residents of the state.
However, the state police command has assured every resident of the state of their safety.