Winners Chapel Suspected Bomber Is Mohamed Sani, not Nathaniel Says CAN
The suspected suicide bomber identified himself as Mohammed Sani, not Nathaniel Samuel, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) corrected.
The Chairman of the Association, John Hayab said the suicide bomber who sneaked into a church was a Muslim.
A suspect sneaked into the Living Faith Church, known as Winners Chapel on Sunday in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State.
The suspect was caught with an improvised explosive device (IED) hidden in his bag.
After his arrest, the suspect was immediately identified as Nathaniel Samuel.
However, Mr Hayab, during an interview with Punch disclosed that the suspect gave his name to the police, which he said was different from the one widely speculated.
“The church was in session when the young man came in, dropped his bag and exited as if he was going to the toilet, but didn’t come back in time. Some church members became suspicious,” the CAN chairman said.
“The church had put security measures in place such that they monitor everything going on in the church and they even have CCTV cameras.
“They discovered that what was in the bag looked like explosives, so they called the police. Let me state clearly that it was not the police that arrested him. It was the church that arrested him and then handed him over to the police.
“The police came to pick him up at the church. At the time he was interrogated at the church, he told the church that his name was Mohammed Sani, but when he was handed over to the police, the police told everyone that his name was Samuel Nathaniel.
“I don’t care what his name is. All I know is that a criminal wanted to blow up a church and kill people. The police should find out who his sponsors are and not play politics with names. Last week, a man was paraded by the police for faking his kidnap and identified as a pastor, only for us to find out he was never a pastor.”