Nigerian police arrest 8 Christians

2012-02-27 07:40

Jos - Police said on Sunday they had arrested eight Nigerian Christians suspected of trying to blow up a rival faction of their own church, hours after an Islamist suicide bomber blew up a Nigerian church service.

Police in Bauchi, a religiously mixed but predominantly Muslim city in northern Nigeria, said the suspects had been found with explosives and other weapons at the Evangelical Church of West Africa.

"Some people attempted to attack the ECWA Church. It was a rival group within the church ... this morning," police commissioner Ikechukwu Ayo Aduba said by telephone.

"When we got the report we sent our men who arrested about eight of them and seized the explosives."

The incident followed a church bombing by the Boko Haram Islamist sect in Jos that killed at least two people and wounded 38, one of several attacks on churches by the sect since Christmas day.

Security officials say one of the major worries with Boko Haram, whose insurgency is plaguing much of northern Nigeria, is that criminal gangs or rival political groups can use it as a cover to settle scores or carry out violence they know is likely to be blamed on the sect.

  • Godfrey - 2012-02-27 09:53

    Oh well. I wonder what the Christian zealots on news24 have to say about this. I mean they were not going to blow up a Mosque but a rival Christian business. It is about the money of course. Nothing to do with alternative interpretations of the buybull or what they think their version of god wants. If there was no money to be made out of sky daddy belief then religion would have died out centuries ago.

  • wcslater - 2012-02-27 10:53

    "hours after an Islamist suicide bomber blew up a Nigerian church service." How do you blow up a church service?? Perhaps the church was blown up while the service was being held?

  • Phillip - 2012-02-27 13:09

    Godfrey Not surprised you were the first to post on this. I take it you have never been to Nigeria. From a man that has recently visited Nigeria I can tell you that although the press claims that these are Christian men the reason that they are labelled as "Christian" is because they are not Muslim. All true believers would not do such a thing. These people are not true believers.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-27 13:45

      Oh, my mistake. They are not TRUE ™ Chritians like you, hey. So what sort of Christian are you that makes you better then other Christians? A Hansie Cronje, Joost van der Westhuizen, Ray McCauley, prosperity gospel (check my designer shades), Christian;? A Benny Hinn fraud faith healer (no amputees allowed), Christian? A Pope, hates gays, condoms, abortion, birth control and reports of clergy child abuse, Christian? A Joseph Smith, I found the gold tablets and Jesus visited America, Christian? A Glossolalia, cmtru wiggwagg snogerumpus slobberdam molosovic, tongue slobbering, rolling on the floor, Christian? A Jim Jones, have some Kool-Aid, Christian? A David Koresh, what a lovely little daughter you have, Christian? A Sun Myung Moon, the moonie messiah, Christian? A Seventh Day Adventist, Kellogg's Corn Flakes on Satuday, Chrsitian. A Jehovah's Witlness, sorry no blood transfusions and you are not one of the lucky 144000, Christian? A sex obsessed member of The Family type Christian? A Christian Scientist, we don't do doctors but pray even if kiddies die, Christian? A gun toting, rapture ready. American Jesus, the world is going to end this year, again, Christian? An Aryan National, neo nazi, we hate jews and people with dark skins and Jesus was a white man, Christian? An anti-science, anti-knowledge, the world is only 6000 years old, Christian? None of the above but a true ™, whatever that means, Christian?

      Godfrey - 2012-02-27 14:00

      Oh BTW Phillip I don't expect a cogent response from you. You always run away from the challenge.

      Phillip - 2012-02-27 15:39

      Godfrey What was tyhe challenge on this post. It is clear that despite you claims to the contrary you understand little about what being a Christian really means. Oh BTW try and come up with a more original post. It would be refreshing, your "What sort of a Christian are you" is now boring. I say some of us have jobs that need our attention.

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