Suicide bomber kills 12 in Bauchi church Reviewed by Momizat on . A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into Living Faith Church around Yelwa area , Bauchi state, on Sunday, killing 12 people and injuring 35 others. A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into Living Faith Church around Yelwa area , Bauchi state, on Sunday, killing 12 people and injuring 35 others. Rating:
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Suicide bomber kills 12 in Bauchi church

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into Living Faith Church around Yelwa area , Bauchi state, on Sunday, killing 12 people and injuring 35 others.

Security forces at a road block nearby said the bomber forced his car through the checkpoint and drove into the church in Yelwa, on the outskirts of the city of Bauchi.

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, who confirmed the incident said “We have a checkpoint not far from the church which prevented the bomber from gaining access to his target…So he rammed the car into a security gate and the car exploded, killing him and eight other people. … Many people were injured but I can’t give you any precise number because the hospital is still trying to take a toll” he added.

According to a mechanic, Aliku Jon who witnessed the incident, “I had just left after the morning service and was out of the church when I heard a loud explosion. I rushed back and there were dozens of people lying in pools of blood…many were injured including two police officers.”

Reports say a suicide bomber drove into the church compound at around 10am and detonated his explosives as worshippers left the arly morning service.

Presently, the area has been cordoned off by the security agents who have blocked even the emergency workers from going into the church.

Our previous report:

At least 12 people were killed when a bomb exploded at the Living Faith Church around Yelwa area , Bauchi state, this morning

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, who confirmed the incident, describes the blast as a suicide attack

“We have a checkpoint not far from the church which prevented the bomber from gaining access to his target,” said Mohammed Ladan.

“So he rammed the car into a security gate and the car exploded, killing him and eight other people. … Many people were injured but I can’t give you any precise number because the hospital is still trying to take a toll” he added.

Reports say a suicide bomber drove into the church compound at around 10am and detonated his explosives as worshippers left the arly morning service.  According to a local newspaper, the bomber killed at least nine people, including himself, and injured 35.

Residents say  the explosion caused the church building to collapse, prompting dozens of people to flee seeking refuge, but some ran straight into a fire raging outside.

“There was confusion as residents and churchgoers tried to flee. Some of them out of fright fell into the fire caused by the explosion,” said resident Timothy Joshua.

Presently, the area has been cordoned off by the security agents who have blocked even the emergency workers from going into the church.


 

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  • Sheatikuazeez

    Enough is enough something must be done about it,our govt should wake up from their slumber.A lot of Nigerians out there are the ones suffering the consequence.

    • Kingwisey

      Is dis wat dis useless people are fighting for? Boko like dey call thereself are are idiots…… Dey should be direct and stop been a coward……religious fools.

      • Talearo

        I pray that God saves us in the south, because these people are trooping in from the North every day and we dont know who is who.  One thing that baffled me one day was when I was returning from Ibadan, my cousin and I and other passengers saw in a bus that should have occupied 14 passengers carring x 2 (they lapped each other) of the numbers with 3 people sitting in the front with the Driver.  they were very very dark in complexion and they looked like warriors, like the people from south sudan, they wore some bands round their arms. The question that kept coming my mind was “didn’t our policemen see them all the way from the north”.  I pray the Lord help us.

  • UsaveOne

    BokoHaram Enough of these crimes against Humanity!!!! Enough means Enough!

    http://usaveone.blogspot.com

  • Daniel

    Is time do some thing to stop killing the innocent citizen of this country. And also we should know when the signal comes, the signal that we NO more one Nigeria, as I believe that is answer to this stupid act. Former Libyan president has advice Nigeria on what do, but  they ignore  it  instead they keep on trowing away blood. Because is not their relations blood yet.   

  • Kester Walu

    May almighty God destroy false prophet Mohammed and his evil doctrine. Prophet of suicide bomber and womanizer.  

  • Akpokona Tega

    I think all churches in the northern states should not allow any car to park in church premises and church security men and women should stand outside the gate to carry out check with good scanners, their gate should be properly locked and if their gate is the one that is not good enough to hold from getting into the premises, such gates should be changed without delay. God will help us to achieve PEACE  

  • OGAR OGAR

    .We don’t need a prophet to tell us that ISLAM is a religion of killing and maiming.muslims are responsible for all the bombing in the federation.why cant the bombers visit mosques on fridays? I think The braking point of the supposed one Nigeria is here now

  • Shehu2004

    kester and ogar or what ever you call ur selves i don’t care and mind ur tonques, let me tell you islam is a religion of peace. boko haram are not good muslims. what the’re doing is un islamic is against islamic teaching and any good muslim will not support what they’re doing. may the souls of the departed ones rest in the blossom of the lord. back to you kester and ogar u people need more oreantation go and learn how to talk in public may God Almighty forgive you.

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