Nigerian police say foil bomb attempt in church
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Police in the Nigerian city of Bauchi said on Monday they had foiled a bomb attempt in a crowded church, days after clashes between Christian and Muslim youths killed at least 19 people.
The director of the Nigerian secret service in Bauchi said the device was brought into the city's United Methodist Church during a packed Sunday service. The security forces were tipped off and bomb disposal experts were able to detonate it safely.
"The perpetrators of this act are terrorists. We have detonated the bomb. The impact would have been devastating," State Security Service director Adeola Ajayi said.
Posted on 01/31/2011 11:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax