The police in Akwa Ibom have sealed off Qua Iboe Church on 112 Ikot Ekpene road, Uyo, the state capital.
Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, worships at the church.
Zaki Ahmed, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom, said the church was shut to prevent further clash among its members.
Ahmed told reporters there was clash among the worshippers on Sunday, disclosing that many people sustained injuries.
He also said that the police closed the church when information reached them that one of the factions in the dispute was coming to foment trouble.
One of the aides of the governor, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the closure of the church.
He said: “Yes, I saw something like that this morning when I was passing along Ikot-Ekpene road.
“I saw the police gathered in about three vans and worshippers in large numbers, he said.
NAN said the police came to the church premises of the church around 6am and barricaded the entrance.
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