After the reported arrest of the mastermind of last Sunday’s bombing in Jos, Plateau state that killed 44 people and the explosion in Zaria, Kaduna state that killed 26 people, the Nigerian military have revealed how the arrest was made.
Giving further details on the arrest, the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said:
“Please recall that on Sunday 5th July 2015, suspected Boko Haram
terrorists carried out coordinated bomb and gun attacks on worshippers
at Ýan Taya mosque, Dillimi Street, off Bauchi Road, Jos where the holy
month of Ramadan tafsir was holding, and Shagalinku Restaurant, along
Bauchi Road, Jos, Plateau State which led to death of over 48 persons,
injuring several other persons and destruction of property.
“Similarly, the terrorists carried out another bomb attack on hapless
workers undergoing verification exercise at Sabon Gari Local Government
Secretariat, Zaria Kaduna State which resulted in the death of over 25
people including a two-year-old child and destruction of property.
“Consequently, security cordon was established in the general areas
especially along Bauchi, Gombe and the North Eastern part of the country
by troops of 3 Division and Special Task Force, as well as the
Department of State Services. This culminated in the successful arrest
of the mastermind of the heinous terrorist acts and two of his
accomplices at a checkpoint in Dadin Kowa, Gombe State. The terrorist
kingpin and his colleagues who disguised in a trailer while trying to
evade checks were fished out by troops of Nigerian Army.
“The arrested terrorists are currently being processed for further action and would soon face the full wrath of the law.
“The general public are hereby please requested to be more vigilant,
security conscious and report any suspicious persons, movements, and
facilities to the security agencies.”