Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Attempt To Bomb Winners Chapel Church Kaduna Uncovered By Security

But for the vigilance of security men stationed at the Living Faith Church in Barnawa, Kaduna, an unidentified man would have caused havoc at the popular Living Faith Church in Barnawa, Kaduna  with about 30,000 worshippers attending Sunday service.

The suspected bomber was said to have  rigged a car with explosives on the premises of the church and had earlier, passed the security checks into the church before anther team of security officials spotted him.

According to an eye-witness, at about 8.00 a.m., when the first service which started at 7.00 a.m. was in session, a brand new Peugeot 406 beat the security checks before the church’s entrance entered premises and went straight to the central location of the church, when some of the church securitymen accosted the driver who was alone in the car.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kaduna State police command, DSP Aminu Lawan, confirmed the incident, saying “there was a report of an incident of a man who came to Living Faith Church with a Peugeot 406 car and did not subject himself for search initially, and while they were trying to search him, forced his way out of the premises.”

Church officials, however, declined to make comments on the  matter but an eyewitness told newsmen that the driver was ordered to relocate the vehicle to the parking lot tagged “Shiloh park,” but he insisted that he would not move from the position the vehicle was stationed.

“At that point, the securitymen accused the driver of not subjecting his car to checks and  screening at the main gate and ordered the man to open his boot.

“While the security-men were trying to open his car booth, the driver zoomed off in full speed and forced the car out of the main gate, breaking the iron of the gate. Those around the entrance threw stones at the car, breaking its rear windscreen, but the driver escaped. He was, however, given hot chase with another car.”

The police were able to arrest the person that blocked the securitymen who chased the alleged bomber.

According to the PPRO, “as he was running away, he broke the main gate to the church. If you go there, you will see the gate broken. And they said as the man was trying to escape, he was given a hot chase, and suddenly another vehicle came from nowhere and crossed those who were chasing the suspect and allowed him to escape.

“We have apprehended the man who allowed the suspect to escape. He is now in our custody. The police have commenced investigation and we are on the trail of the suspect.”


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