We three men, allegiance unnamed; bearing bombs, to kill just the same. “Official says 3 men arrested with bombs in Nigeria,” by Giang Nguyen for CNN, December 28:
(CNN) — Three men were arrested with bombs in their possession one day after blasts ripped through the Nigerian city of Jos on Christmas Eve, a government official said Monday.
“They were heading to bomb a church when they were arrested,” said Gyang Choji, a special advisor to the governor of Nigeria’s Plateau state. He said one of the suspects is a citizen of the Republic of Chad, while the other two are Nigerian.
Choji did not say the men, who were arrested in the area of Dogon Dutse, were suspects in the Christmas Eve attacks, which killed at least 31 people and wounded 74. He had previously said it was unclear who set off the blasts or whether they were related.
“The security persons are carrying out the investigations,” Choji said.
Jos lies on a faith-based fault line between Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria and the mainly Christian south. […]
Residents of Angwan Rukuba held a press conference Sunday, condemning the soldiers responsible for the shooting. Community members are also petitioning the government to request that those responsible be brought to justice, Choji said.
In recent weeks, the governor’s office had received letters purported to be from some Muslim organizations threatening attacks against Christians, Choji had said previously.
“The security officials didn’t take the threat letters seriously. They were thought of as gimmicks, and at the end of the day, they became reality,” he said….