Special Forces from Division ‘3’ of the Nigerian Army prevented what would have been a devastating attack on a major new generation church situated in Jerusalem Area of Damaturu, Yobe State on Sunday.
The suspect was said to have been approaching the church in his car from a bush path when he ran into a military check-point and was promptly arrested.
It was gathered that the soldiers who arrested him retrieved an AK 47 assault rifle, and three Improvised Explosive Devices from him.
A security source said “The man tried to attack some churches at the Jerusalem area of the city where there are many churches.
“He thought he could drive straight from the bush into the church but couldn’t because of the many barricades.
“The soldiers on duty were able to stop him, searched him and arrested him when they found the explosives and the AK 47 in his Honda car”, he explained.