Nine bombers, believed to be christians, were
apprehended this morning when they attempted to
bomb a COCIN church at Miya Barkate, 20 kilometres
along Jos-Bauchi Highway in Bauchi State.
The suspected bombers are Lamba Goma, Filibus
Danasa, Joshua Ali, Danjuma Sabo, Joseph Audu, Simon
Gabriel, Bulus Haruna, Yohanna Ishaya and Daniel Ayuba
(who was the immediate past Secretary of PDP at
Tilden Fulani Ward, Toro LGA, Bauchi State).
The suspects are members of the same COCIN church,
Unguwar Rimi, a new and small Christian settlement
between Tilden Fulani and Shere Hills. The suspects who
were thoroughly beaten by the public were rescued by
police and then detained at the Toro Divisional Police
Division before they were transferred to Bauchi State
Police Command, Bauchi.
At about the same time this morning in the neighbouring
Plateau State, a bomb explosion was reported at the
headquarters of the same COCIN church during a Sunday
service. The number of casualties are not certain. The
pastor of the targeted COCIN Church in Bauchi is Ishaya
Izam, who recently arrived on posting from the Cocin
headquarters in Jos, which was bombed this morning.
It is not clear if the two bombings are related. A
statement on the event in Bauchi state is yet to be
issued by the Police.
Spokesperson of the Bauchi State police command,
Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the incident but said he
would only provide details later.
"The suspects are in the police headquarters but we
give full details after investigators have ascertained the
full situation could not be reached for comments," Mr.