Nigerian churches are introducing armed security and entry searches after a deadly June 5 attack on a Catholic church blamed on the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). Security experts fear the attack in Nigeria’s southwest Ondo state means the threat of terrorism is spreading and could soon reach the capital.
Abuja’s police said they have often deployed officers to churches, mosques, and public places.
“These days people just become crazy and going to churches and start shooting,” said Bishop John Praise Daniel, the presiding pastor of Dominion Chapel. “So, I think the church must get to that level of arming themselves against any attack that would come, that is self-defense and there’s no law against self-defense.”
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