Angry churchgoers at the headquarters of the Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Nigeria clubbed to death a would-be suicide bomber after his car bomb failed to kill him. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bomber and one other, who both wore army camouflage, drove into the Church and beat the security before hitting the building:
"The bomb carrier jumped out of the vehicle just before the blast went off and attempted to run but could not move as he was affected by the blast.
The angry worshipers, however, descended on him and clubbed him to death.
An eyewitness and a worshipper in the Church, Joyce Dalyop, told NAN that there were arguments among the worshipers over what to do with the bomber before he was finally killed.
`Immediately they (bombers) entered the Church, one of them jumped out of the black jeep but luck ran out of him as the explosion affected him and so he could not run very fast before he was caught.’
`Some people even pleaded that he should not be killed; they suggested that he should be handed over to Police for further investigation, but others argued that the police could not be trusted and opined that the suspect may be released,' she said."
The Associated Press reports that the suicide car bomber killed three people and wounded 38. The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack during an early morning service. The attack follows other assaults the sect has claimed against Christians in Nigeria's north, widening distrust between the two main faiths in the multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.
AP reports that Boko Haram has launched increasingly bloody attacks across Nigeria, including ones on churches like the Christmas Day bombing of a Catholic church that left at least 44 dead claimed by the sect in Madalla, a town just outside the country's capital, Abuja.
The group also claimed responsibility for bomb attacks on Christmas Eve that struck Jos in 2010, killing as many as 80 people.
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)