Christians caught attempting to bomb COCIN church in Bauchi-Premium Times


By Aliyu Tilde & Sani Tukur

Nine bombers, believed to be christians, were apprehended this morning when they attempted to bomb a COCIN church at Miya Barkate, 20 kilometres along Jos-Bauchi Highway in Bauchi State.

suspected bombers are Lamba Goma, Filibus Danasa, Joshua , Danjuma Sabo, Joseph Audu, Simon Gabriel, Bulus Haruna, Yohanna Ishaya and Daniel Ayuba (who was past Secretary PDP at Tilden Fulani Ward, Toro LGA, Bauchi State).

suspects are members the same COCIN church, Unguwar Rimi, a new and small Christian between Tilden Fulani and Shere Hills. The suspects who were thoroughly beaten by were rescued by police and then detained at the Toro Divisional Police Division before they were transferred to Bauchi Command, Bauchi.

At about the same time this morning in the Neighbouring Plateau State, a bomb was reported at the headquarters the same COCIN church during a Sunday service. The number casualties certain. The pastor the targeted COCIN Church in Bauchi is Ishaya Izam, who recently arrived on posting from the Cocin headquarters in Jos, which was bombed this morning.

It is not clear if the two bombings are related. A statement on the event in Bauchi state is yet to be issued by the Police.

Spokesperson of the Bauchi State command of the police, Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the incident but said he would only details later.

“The suspects are in the police headquarters but we will give full details after investigators have ascertained the full situation,” Mr. Mohammed said.


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