Suspected Church Suicide Bomber Says He Thought Bomb Was Fireworks



The suspect, Nathaniel Samuel
The suspect, Nathaniel Samuel

Suspected bomber, Nathaniel Samuel who was caught at a Living Faith Church in Kaduna state, says he thought an improvised explosive device (IED) he had in his bag was fireworks.

He said this while being paraded at the state police command on Monday.

The suspected suicide bomber was arrested in the auditorium of Winners Chapel, in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis, on Sunday.

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Samuel told newsmen at the state police command that the “fireworks” were meant for decoration and he only discovered it was an IED when his bag was searched.

He said: “I went to the church in the morning at about past 8 am, so while I was seating down, I was listening to the sermon from the man of God. All of a sudden, I had a stomach ache, so I decided to go and use the toilet.

“When I came into the church I was holding a bag which contained some of my items, some of my documents because a day before that day, I went for an event at Ngwamboro, Sabo.

“When we got to the station, they suspected they were fireworks meant for decoration.”

When further queried by the police, he admitted what he had was an explosive device.

He said: “We got it from the event through a lady I told them about and her name is Grace; when she gave it to me, I never knew what the devices were until after my bag was searched that I got to understand what they are. They are explosives.”