By Taye Obateru
Jos – There was another bomb scare in the Plateau State Capital, Monday, following the arrest of a man around the overhead bridge in Gada Biyu area for allegedly trying to blow up the bridge.
The haggard looking man who was later declared insane by the police had been sighted under the overhead bridge with a nylon bag and was said to have been unable to provide coherent explanations when questioned on his mission.
Many residents who were still smarting from Sunday’s blast at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church promptly gathered as rumour spread that he must have been trying to plant an explosive under the bridge.
The man was almost lynched but for the timely intervention of security men who took the man in for questioning. He was later said to be a lunatic.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Ayeni confirmed the incident saying “they just arrested a mad man.”
Apart from the initial scare, all was calm in the city, Monday, following the Christmas Day explosion as people went about their businesses even though many streets were deserted.
It was learnt that security men were still interrogating the four suspects arrested in connection with Sunday’s incident which left a policeman dead. The policeman was gunned down by the attackers as they stormed the church to throw in the improvised explosive device which landed outside the fence.
Security men were still guarding the church as at press time.