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Suicide Bomber Kills Three in Bauchi Church

23 Sep 2012

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The mangled remains of the car used in the suicide bomb attack

By Segun Awofadeji

Exactly seven days after about nine persons were killed while seven others received various degrees of injuries from gunshots as well as the killing of former Comptroller General of Prison Alhaji Ibrahim Jarma by yet to be identified gun men in Bauchi, tragedy struck again Sunday as three persons were feared killed with several others injured in a bomb explosion that rocked a church in the city centre.

THISDAY checks revealed that the suicide bomber struck at St John’s Catholic Cathedral Church near Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS), Wunti some few minutes after 9.00am as members were leaving the church after the first service leaving three people dead including the suicide bomber dead and 48 others injured, some in critical condition.

The dead have been deposited at the mortuary while those injured have been moved to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBTH), Bauchi for medical treatment.

A member of the church, who spoke THISDAY on condition of anonymity, said that the suicide bomber who came in Vectra saloon car carried out his dastardly act “when he was sure members of the church were filing out after the church’s first service but God is in control.”

The area has been cordoned off by a combined team of security operatives while there is also heavy presence of heavily armed police and military personnel in the state capital.

The state commissioner of police, Mohammed Ladan who said they are on top of the situation promised to address the press on the incident “as soon as possible.”

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  • Are we show that some of the bad eggs are not amond us? pls sicurity of chourchs shud not be only when there is a fountion, it shud a 24 hr service checking all group/societal activities during the day. may the soul the departed rest in peace with the lord, may the injured gaind recovery throug christ our lord. Amen.

    From: george w. j.

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • why must this islamic ppl keep killing their fellow Nigerians and after you call your self a religion of peace. How many blood have you pourd out in nigeria. it is sad and terrible.

    From: my guy

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • Pray for the Christians in these troubled lands! Jesus said we would be persecuted as he was but be of good cheer, for HE has overcome the world and is coming soon. He said it! I believe it!

    From: Sponkymusicladtpy

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • Boko haram is antichrist. They will never prevail.

    From: Mr Babycool

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • Its more than just three people.

    From: Nach.

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • Pls lets not misundestand dis whole thin,all we need is prayers & prayers notin more.but one day God shall unvail d face of evil doers.we shuld concious of our statement,my sister in-law is already a victim 2day.may God come 2 our rescue.ameen.

    From: olabode taofik

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • I feel sad that this is happening in Nigeria. Very sad.

    From: JOINATHAN

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE TO SLEEP WITH 72 VIRGINS IN "HELL". Some Northern Nigerian muslims are derailing by embracing arab backward culture of killing in the name of islam. Killing innocent citizens is against Allah's will. Surely, judgement awaits them and their sponsors . These idiots have made Nigeria to look like Iraq, Afganistan and Pakistan. Northerm muslims clerics should borrow a leaf from Senegal where majority muslims live in harmony with their minority christian brothers and sisters and preach good values to their ignorant followers. Ask me how many imams have seen revelations of suicide bombers enjoying in paradise with their imaginary loot of 72 virgins.

    From: observer

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • shame on bh who can only kill the body and not the spirit. Sleep on brethren in Christ. You are the martyrs of our time. You cannot die again. Hallelujah!. To hell with boko haram and whatever they believe in. Of course not the muslims because they deny boko haram. I curse your god in whose name you delight in causing people sorrow in Jesus' name. Peace be on Nigeria.

    From: Mikes

    Posted: 1 year ago

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  • shame on bh who can only kill the body and not the spirit. Sleep on brethren in Christ. You are the martyrs of our time. You cannot die again. Hallelujah!. To hell with boko haram and whatever they believe in. Of course not the muslims because they deny boko haram. I curse your god in whose name you delight in causing people sorrow in Jesus' name. Peace be on Nigeria.

    From: mikes

    Posted: 1 year ago

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