- The suspect who was caught with explosives at Winners Chapel in Kaduna has finally made confessions
- The suspect, Nathaniel Samuel, said that he thought the explosives were actually fireworks collected from a woman
- However, the police command in the state revealed that Samuel was actually in the church to wreak havoc on innocent members of the congregation
After being caught and arrested by policemen, the suspect, Nathaniel Samuel, who was found with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Winners Chapel in Kaduna, has finally confessed to the attempted crime.
Samuel, while being paraded by police officers at the force's command, said that he thought the IED was fireworks, Channels TV reports.
The suspect who is a native of Bauchi state said that he got the bag that contained some personal belonging and the explosives from a woman the previous day.
He said that he had to use the toilet when he started feeling uneasy with stomach upset after being in the church for some time to listen to a sermon.
However, the police spokesman in the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo revealed that the suspect was actually in the church with the explosives to wreak havoc.
Yakubu said: “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."
The police spokesman said that investigation as to the intention of the Samuel and his possible accomplices was ongoing.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that what could have turned out as a large-scale tragedy was on Sunday, February 2, averted after Samuel was discovered and arrested by policemen.
Eyewitnesses at the church revealed that the suspect, whose identity has not been made known, was with IED in one of the toilets when he was detected by CCTV and exposed. They was also disclosed that this is not the first time the suspect is coming to the premises in the guise of being a member of the parish.
Moreover, following the arrest of the suspected bomber at a Living Faith Church in Sabo area of Kaduna on Sunday, February 2, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that the act was an eye-opener.
In his reaction to the arrest of Nathaniel Samuel at the Winner's Chapel located in Sabon Tasha in Chukun local government area, the director of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, said the organisation is not surprised that the suspected bomber was a Christian.
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