Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, on Tuesday, insisted that the suspected suicide bomber arrested in Living Faith Church, Sabo, Kaduna State, is not the first Christian terrorist in Nigeria.
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Onochie stated that the suspect, rumoured to be Nathaniel Samuel, is a pastor planning to plant a bomb in the church, before he was arrested by security operatives.
The suspected suicide bomber who was caught on Sunday, reportedly admitted to being a Christian, claiming that he had attended the church’s Bible school in a bid to become a pastor.
However, Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, insisted that the suspect is a Muslim and not a Christian.
But while being paraded before journalists at the state Police Command on Monday, the suspected insisted that his name is Nathaniel and not Mohammed Nasiru Sani as being speculated.
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Onochie, in a statement she personally signed, stated that the incident was part of a grand plot to divide Nigeria along North and Southern lines.
The presidential aide insisted that Samuel was part of a plot to turn Nigeria against Buhari and his ethnic group, the Fulani.
She also maintained that the attempted suicide bombing of a branch of David Oyedepo’s church was a plot to divide Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
“Nathaniel Samuel, a Pastor at the Living Faith Church, who planted the bomb in a Kaduna Church has now been islamised by the nation’s topmost drug addict, Femi Fani-Kayode,” she stated.
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“And as usual, his likes agree with him.
“Nathaniel is old enough to know his name. He didn’t just drop from the sky. People know him and his name.
“Let no one pretend to be shocked that a Christian and a Pastor was caught planting bombs in a church. This is not the first time. It’s part of the grand design to keep this country divided along north and south, Christian and Muslim, and the rest of the country against President Buhari’s ethnic group, the Fulanis.”
The presidential aide also listed some alleged Christian terrorists caught by security operatives in time past, while attempting to blow up churches like the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Catholic Church and Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN).
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“Here’s a list of some Christian terrorists compiled by Omokoshaban-: Mr. John Alaku Akpavan, the man arrested in attempting to bomb Radio House Abuja on 5th June 2011 was a Christian.
“Lydia Joseph (the failed bomber of St. John Catholic Cathedral) of Bauchi State who attempted to bomb a church on September 12, 2011 was a Christian.
“Augustine Effiong Akwa Ibom indigent caught April 29th 2012 BUK
“Emmanuel King arrested in an attempt to bomb the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, while camouflaged in Islamic attire on December 28, 2011 was a Christian.”
“Samson Mangai who was arrested in Plateau state attempting to bomb a church was a Christian.
“Madam Ruth, who attempted to bomb the ECWA church, Kalaring Kaltingo, in Gombe State on 12 Mar 2012 was a Christian.
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“Mr Alex Danladi involved in COCIN HQ bombing was lynched by worshipers. He was a church member disguised in military
“Jonathan Gyanet, police officer was arrested while attempting to bomb ERCC church in Akwanga Nasarawa state on April 20 2014 was also a Christian.
“Until we all learn to classify criminals as evil people, instead of by religion, we are all terrorists,” she added.