Sunday, 19 February 2012

Bomb Blast At Christ Embassy

The scene of the Suleja Bomb Blasts near Christ Embassy Church Morocco Road, Suleja where five people sustained various injuries .The bomb was planted in between these two cars in a polythene bag in front of the church today.

At least five persons have been injured by improvised explosive device planted outside a branch of Christ Embassy Church, Suleja, in Niger state, North Central Nigeria, on Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has confirmed.

Yushua Shuaib, spokesperson for NEMA also confirmed that one of the victims who sustained serious injury has been taken to the hospital while five vehicles were also damaged by the blast.
He said nobody died in the attack.

Uyi Idugboe, the pastor of the church told journalists that one of the members of the security team of the church had noticed a suspicious looking object near an abandoned car, prompting him to direct all members of the congregation to enter into the church before the beginning of the service.

The bomb went off 25 minutes after the church service began at 10 am.
Eye witnesses indicated that the explosion was strong enough to tear away the engine of the car near where it was planted and also sending metal shrapnel flying everywhere.

No one has claimed responsibility, but the area has been known to be one of the parts of the country where Boko Haram is very active.

The area is in the vicinity of Madalla, where the militant sect killed 44 worshippers when it launched a suicide attack against St. Theresa’s Catholic Church last Christmas Day.

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram had killed three policemen and taken away their guns in Minna, the capital of Niger State in the past one week.
Police have already cordoned off the scene of today’s blast.


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