Nigeria: Suicide Bombers Die While Heading for Kaduna Mosque
From All Africa
What could have possibly caused another major havoc was yesterday averted when suicide bombers suspected to be heading to the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Ungwa Sarki met their untimely death when the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they were carrying exploded on them, killing two of the carriers with the third one is no where to be found.
According to an eyewitness, the bombers, who are three in number, rode on three different motorcycles heading to the Sultan Bello Mosque at Ungwan Sarki where thousands of Muslims assembled for the daily Ramadan Tafsir.
But the suspects could not beat the timing on the bombs, perhaps due to the series of security checkpoints along the route, thus they could not reach their alleged target before the bomb exploded. Bodies of two of the suspected bombers were shattered by the strong explosive while the third accomplice could not be seen when our correspondents visited the scene. Eye witnesses confirmed that the suicide bombers were three, but our correspondents only confirmed the presence of three motorcycles.
Although details of the suicide bombers' mission could not be ascertained, correspondents observed that the suspects could have targetted the Islamic scholar that often gives the Tafsir at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Sheik (Dr) Ahmad Abukakar Gumi.
The scholar had, in a series of sermons during the Tafsir sessions, condemned members of the actions of the Boko Haram sect, which he had consistently described as un-Islamic. Consequently, the sect members were said to have threatened to attack the said scholar.
Posted on 08/15/2012 3:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax