Bomb destroys church building in Bauchi
Another bomb blast occurred in two different parts within Bauchi metropolis on Wednesday night damaging part of the building of Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), in Zango area and another building at Tudun Hausawa without any casualty recorded.
The Bauchi state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lewi Pokti, who confirmed the incident, said the explosion at COCIN and Zango damaged the entire pulpit and parts of the church building which will require an entire reconstruction.
The clergy while condemning the incident, said that the attacks on churches in the state is becoming too frequent and call on security agencies to be more proactive in tackling the attacks on worship centers.
An eye witness in the area said two persons on a motorcycle were seen shortly before the explosion as they were assumed to be church members coming for a routine night vigil, only to discovered that they succeeded in planting the improvised explosive device and thereafter zoom off.
In the other explosion at Zango area a building was damaged and another rooftop blown off by the planted explosive which occurred simultaneously with the explosion at the COCIN church.
Commissioner of police Bauchi command, Mohammed Ladan also confirm the explosions which recorded no injury or casualty and assured that the area is calm and peaceful as normal activities have resumed with security presence to forestall any breakdown of law and order.