Brown said, “Around 8.43 pm, some hoodlums who attacked the state governor’s father’s church at Azikiwe street tried to bring down the building by throwing dynamites into it but (they) did not succeed.

“When they noticed that the security men were approaching them, they tried to escape and we apprehended three of them, while two escaped, before the arrival of the police who took them into custody.”

Nnamdi Omoni, the spokesperson for the State Police Command while confirming the incident said, three persons arrested in connection with the incident are helping the police with the investigation.

He added that the police anti-bomb unit had earlier arrived at the scene.