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Bauchi bomb blast: Army killed 8, injured 20, CAN alleges

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi


Tuesday, 05 June 2012

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THE Bauchi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Monday, said that eight innocent persons were killed by militarymen deployed to maintain law and order in Sunday’s suicide bomb attack aimed at the Living Faith Church, Yelwa, Bauchi, while 20 were injured, even as the body condemned the attack in strong term.

Addressing a press conference on the attack, the chairman of the association in the state, Reverend Lawi Potki, stated that a total of 20 persons were confirmed dead from the attack out of which 12 died as a result of the blast, while eight were shot dead by militarymen who went to the scene of the attack to maintain law and order.

According to Pokti, 45 persons were wounded in the suicide attack out of which 25 sustained injuries from the bomb blast, while 20 of them sustained varying degrees of injury from gunshots fired by militarymen.

While condemning the extra-judicial killing by the military at the scene of the bomb blast, the chairman of the Christian body noted that women and children were wounded by the bullets of the men of the Nigerian Army.

Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Monday in Bauchi, condemned Sunday’s suicide bomb attack on the church and Harvestfield Church of Christ at Yelwa area of Bauchi.

Bishop Oyedepo, who was in Bauchi on a sympathy visit to the church following the suicide attack, arrived the Bauchi airstrip in a private jet at about 1.50p.m., went straight to the scene of the attack, offered prayers and anointed Bauchiland and the church premises.

He called on Christians in Bauchi State and the country as a whole  to be strong, assuring them that they would prevail.

Bishop Oyedepo, who was accompanied by Bishop David Abioye, other bishops and senior pastors of the church, condemned the activities of the Boko Haram sect and other terrorist groups, their supporters and financiers.

He said: “We serve a God of vengeance who has vowed to avenge the saints. He will descend His instrument of death on the camp of the enemy. We invoke the vengeance of God on the camp of Boko Haram and their sponsors.

“We decree that this week is a week of vengeance and God will unleash His instrument of death on their camp. This month is a month of vengeance and so we release arrows of humiliating deaths on them.”


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written by Jay Jatto,
June 05, 2012


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God of Vengeance
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written by OLUKAYODE AWOPETU,
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END OF BOKO HARAM
written by PASTOR JOHN ENEJO,
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