- CAN has faulted Police claim over arrested Kaduna bomber
- The police gave the name of the suspect as Nathaniel Tanko and a Christian
- But CAN said that the name given by the same suspect when he was arrested by the church security officials was Mohammed Sani
The disclosure by the police that arrested suspected bomber in Kaduna was a Christian with the name Nathaniel Tanko has infuriated the Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The suspect who allegedly attempted to bomb the Living Faith Church,situated at Sabon Tasha, Chikun local council of the state, according to CAN gave his name as Mohammed Sani when he was arrested.
According to CAN chairman, Kaduna State Branch, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, the name given by the police was different from the original name given by the suspect, The Guardian reports.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the conflicting names by the two bodies.
Speaking on the issue, Ken Kamah lamented that security issues are being politicised in the country.
"I don't understand this country again. Do you mean that someone is playing politics with people's lives and we are here looking? If the police of all people can play this kind of politics that mean Nigeria is finish."
On his part, Adegboyega Adebayo said: "Here we go again. Religion bigotry and tribalism tearing the nation apart. We play saith and holier than God in this country yet, things are getting worse daily. Have these religions helped our nation?"
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that what could have turned out as a large-scale tragedy was on Sunday, February 2, averted after a bomber said to be at a Winners Chapel building in Kaduna was discovered and arrested by policemen.
Eyewitnesses at the church revealed that the suspect, whose identity is yet to be made known, was with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in one of the toilets when he was detected by CCTV and exposed.
This incident was confirmed by the chief security officer of the parish, Ekpenyong Edet.
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