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Man caught with an explosive bomb in Winners Chapel Church

A man to be a Boko Haram on Sunday, February 2, has reportedly caught with an Explosive Device (IED) at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church, popularly called Winners Chapel in Kaduna.

Source gathered stated that, the 30-year-old man was not the first time that the suspect was coming to the church, adding that just last week, he came but was sent away.

According to reports, the Chief Security Officer of the parish stated that the suspect was monitored on a CCTV Camera carrying the bag into the church auditorium.

According to him, the suspect successfully gained access and was already seated before his bag was searched and the explosive device was found.

Though, Edet who said he was not in a position to hand out details to the press, appealed to our correspondent to wait to get details from the presiding pastor 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.

Meanwhile, .Newsflash247 online news report had earlier reported that in worsening insecurity and killings in Nigeria, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, January 2, led members of the church in a bid to end incessant killings and human rights violation in the country.

Adeboye led the protest from Ebute Meta through Atan Cemetery in Yaba metropolis after the end of the church’s monthly Thanksgiving Service at its National Headquarters in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.

Prior to the walk, Adeboye led his congregation on prayers for the peace and security of the country, saying, “Lord, have mercy on Nigeria. Let there be peace and security in Nigeria. God sees all things and knows where the terrorists are hiding, we pray that God sends His light to Nigeria and expose the evildoers in the country.

He said, “After the service, we are all going for a prayer walk. We’ll march according to age. There are some who would march around the church because of their age and there are some who would march with me to Atan Cemetery and back.”

Adeboye, who had instructed all members of his church across Nigeria to embark on the protest, said, “the prayer walk was aimed at offering prayers and supplications unto God to save Nigeria from being consumed by insurgents, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, militants and ritualists in all our states.”

The cleric displayed several placards saying  ‘No to further killings’, demanding that the Federal and State governments should rise up to their civic responsibility of securing the lives and properties of her citizens.

He also demanded that “the security infrastructure in our nation be overhauled and improved drastically” for the current security challenges to be a thing of the past.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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