The suspect was seated in the church premises on Sunday morning while other worshippers thronged the church for the Sunday service.
“A vigilant security became suspicious of the strange face and began to interrogate him only to discover some strange things on him.
Another account from the church said the suspect was seen in the premises with a bag and when the church security was trying to know who he was, the suspect tried to escape but he was apprehended.
Another member of the church who gave his name as Simeon Amos disclosed that the suspect wanted to detonate the bomb on his way out before he was arrested.
Speaking in an interview, the Chief Security Officer of the church, Ekpenyong Edet, said the suspect was monitored on a CCTV camera carrying the bag into the church auditorium after beating security check at the entrance.
“He successfully gained access and was seated before he was suspected and the bag searched, only to find the explosive device,” he said.