Foiled Church bombing: Police task churches, schools, other public places on security checks

Following the foiled attempt to bomb a Kaduna Church on Sunday, the Police Command has tasked churches, mosques, schools, motor parks, markets and other public places on vigorous screening and security checks. 

A man, Nathaniel Amir Samuel, was arrested on Sunday after attempting to plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a Living Faith Church in Sabon Tasha, Chikun LGA, during the Sunday Service.

A statement signed by the police spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, on Sunday night said, “today 02/02/2020 at about 0930hrs, One Nathaniel Samuel ‘M’ of Maraban Damishi  via Maraban Rido in Chikun L.G.A was arrested by the Police inside Living Faith Church at Sabon Tasha while the Church service was ongoing. 

“He was arrested in possession of some suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) contained in his bag. The suspect was said to have kept the bag on the church’s seat and went into a restroom for over an hour. He is currently being interrogated at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department while efforts are on to apprehend his accomplices.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Umar Muri, assures the people of Kaduna state of adequate security through the proactive measures adopted by the Command recently. He further directs all Police officers in the Command to intensify surveillance and to liaise with stakeholders within their jurisdictions to ensure collective vigilance.

“The Command also advises management of schools, places of worship, motor parks, markets, recreational centres and other public places to revive the usual checks on vehicles and luggage especially at entrance points,” the PPRO said.

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