An attempt by a suicide bomber to detonate bomb at the premises of Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church, Kaduna, was on on Sunday averted by the officers of the Nigerian Police, with the suicide bomber arrested and taken into custody.
The suspect according to sources was caught in possession of improvised explosives devices within the church premises.
Mr. Ekpenyong Edet, who is the Chief Security officer of the parish confirmed this when newsmen visited the scene. He revealed further that the suspect was seen at the church premises even last Sunday, but was sent out of the premises.
According to him, the suspect was monitored on CCTV carrying a bag into the church auditorium. He successfully gained access and was seated before he was suspected and the bag searched, only to find the explosive device.
According to the security guard, who said he was not in a position to hand out details to the press, appealed for patience that the presiding pastor would address the press when the service was over.
He, however, said the suspect had been handed over to the police and moved to the Sabon Tasha Division of the Nigeria Police Force.
At the station, the officer on duty confirmed that the suspect had actually been brought there, but directed further enquiries to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
All efforts to reach the PPRO proved abortive.