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Arrest of Boko Haram terror masterminds celebrated

10 July 2015, 09:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the Nigerian armed forces and intelligence services for apprehending the masterminds of the deadly bombings in Jos and Kaduna.

He lauded the uniformed forces for thwarting attempts to carry out similar attacks in Adamawa on Thursday.

“I am pleased with the prompt response of our armed forces and intelligence services, apprehending the masterminds of Jos and Kaduna bombings. I believe all Nigerians are also pleased that calamity was averted in my state earlier today, and the would-be bombers arrested,”
Abubakar said.

He added that the armed forces and intelligence services need the support of all Nigerians to do more and urged the security agencies to investigate the culprits.

“Our forces need our support to do more. We also urge them to investigate these leads to a firm conclusion, and bring those arrested to book” he said.

Also Read: US envoy condemns renewed Boko Haram attacks

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday through the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said it had arrested three suspected members of Boko Haram who masterminded the bombing attacks in Jos, Plateau State and Zaria, Kaduna State.

Usman added that the arrested terrorists are being processed for further action and would soon be prosecuted.

This past Sunday, 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 in Jos, 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.

- CAJ News


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