The Suicide bomber caught at the Living Faith church in Kaduna has confessed saying I thought it was fireworks
Nathaniel Samuel, the Suicide bomber caught at the Living Faith church in Kaduna has confessed saying I thought it was fireworks and also narrated how everything happened and who gave him the bag that contained the bomb.
Nathaniel Samuel who was arrested for possessing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Living Faith Church a.k.a. Winners Chapel in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State, claimed that the bag contained decorative objects.
When paraded before newsmen, the suspect who an idigen of Bauchi State said he got the bag from a woman named “Grace” after attending an event the day before.
Nathaniel Samuel narrated,
“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.
“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.”
He further claimed that the policemen who interviewed him at the police station noticed the bag had no explosives bombs but only “merely” decorative fireworks.
“But at the long run, when they interviewed me at the police station, they discovered they are not explosives; they are mere fireworks for decoration.”
“This suspect smuggled into that church with his bag and placed his bag on the church chair. Thereafter, he went into a restroom and stayed there for over an hour.
“This gave the apprehension by some of the church members that were observing service and drew the attention of the policemen providing security at the church that later came in and went straight to the restroom to bring him out.
“On enquiry, he confirmed to the policemen that the items in the bag belong to him, and on a closer look, they were suspected to be IEDs.
“The police is still investigating and whatever the outcome of the investigation, we will let the world know and do the needful.
“Crime is no respecter of religion, persons, tribe and whatever a social affiliation; a criminal is always a criminal. We should always concentrate on the act not the personality of the person involved.”
However, the Police spokesman DSP Yakubu Sabo, speaking on the arrest, alleged that the suspect wanted to cause havoc in the church before even being picked up by vigilant security staff.