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Two Explosions Damage Church Building in Bauchi

| October 18, 2012 More

Bauchi โ€” An explosion on Wednesday night slightly damaged the building of Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) in Zango area of Bauchi metropolis.

Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview.

He said that the church building was slightly damaged, adding that there was no casualty.

Ladan also confirmed that another explosion occurred in a building located at the Bauchi Industrial Area, saying that there was also no casualty.

“We have commenced investigation into the two incidents and will do our best to apprehend the culprits,” the commissioner assured.

JTF recovers arms in a shoot out in Potiskum

And in Potiskum the Joint Task Force security operation in Yobe State says it has recovered some arms in a shoot out between the security outfit and suspected members of Boko Haram in Potiskum, Yobe.

Lt. Eli Lazarus, JTF spokesman, who issued a statement on Wednesday, said the JTF was attacked while on search of a suspected hideout in Angwan Jaji in Potiskum.

“In the process of searching the area, Improved Explosive Devices (IED) were thrown at our men.”

He said the casualty figure was not immediately available as at the time of issuing the statement.

Potiskum, the commercial nerve of Yobe State, had suffered series of bomb explosions in the past.

The Emir of Fika and chairman Yobe council of chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Ibn Idrissa, escaped unhurt in an attack by a suicide bomber in Potiskum in August

Category: Bauchi State News

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