The Kaduna State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called out the state’s police command over the falsified identity and religion of the suspected suicide bomber who was arrested on Sunday in Winners’ Chapel, Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Council of the state.
While the police command gave the name of the suspect as Nathaniel Tanko and a Christian, the CAN Chairman, Kaduna State branch, Reverend Joseph John Hayab, revealed that the name given by the same suspect when he was arrested by the church security officials in the afternoon before he was handed over to the police was Mohammed Sani.
Reverend Hayab, in a telephone chat with a journalist, revealed:
“When the suspect was initially arrested before he was handed over to the police, he gave his name as Mohammed Sani but we are not bothered by his religious faith or background other than the fact that a criminal must be treated as a criminal without necessarily looking at his religion or ethnicity.
“We of the Christian faith found the disposition of the police towards religious background of the suspect as a Christian very unfortunate. Why is the police interested in the religion of the suspect and at what point did Mohammed Sani suddenly become Nathaniel Tanko between the noon when he was arrested by the church security officials and the time handed over to the police?”