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Bombing: Police call for strict surveillance in Kaduna



The Kaduna State police command has advised schools, places of worship, motor parks, markets and recreational centres to ensure strict checking of persons, vehicles and luggage.

This followed the discovery of suspected Improvised Explosive Device, IED, at the Living Faith Church, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna during Sunday morning service.

The police in a statement signed by the PPRO, DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, said, “On 2nd February, 2020 at about 0930hrs, One Nathaniel Samuel ‘M’ of Maraban Damishi “via Maraban Rido in Chikun local government area was arrested by the Police inside Living Faith Church at Sabon Tasha while the Church service was ongoing.

“He was arrested in possession of some suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) contained in his bag.”

According to the statement, the suspect was said to have kept the bag on the church’s seat and went into the restroom for over an hour.

The statement explained that the suspect is currently being interrogated at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department while efforts are on to apprehend his accomplices.

The state commissioner of police, CP Umar M. Muri, assured the people of Kaduna state of adequate security through the proactive measures adopted by the Command recently.

He directed all police officers in the command to intensify surveillance and liaise with stakeholders within their jurisdictions to ensure collective vigilance.

The Command also advised management of schools, places of worship, motor parks, markets, recreational centres and other public places to revive the usual checks on vehicles and luggage, especially at entrance points.

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