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Jos and Zaria terror attack mastermind arrested

08 July 2015, 18:13

Lagos - The Military has reported the arrest of the alleged kingpin and two accomplices of the Jos and Zaria terror attacks.

The arrest follows a security cordon established in the general areas especially along Bauchi, Gombe and the North Eastern parts 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," stated Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations.

He said the suspects were currently being processed for further action and would soon face the full wrath of the law.

Also read: Jos massacre - I'm gutted, heartbroken: Atiku

"The general public is hereby please requested to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious persons, movements, and facilities to the security agencies," Kukasheka said.

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, 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.

- CAJ News


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