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More weapons seized from Abuja terror suspects

27 June 2014, 07:31

Abuja - The military said more explosives had been seized from two suspects believed to have coordinated the bombing of Emab Shopping Plaza in Wuse area of Abuja.

According to the statement, bystanders at the scene of the explosion alerted soldiers on patrol of the two suspects who were speeding off on a power bike.

It added that the soldiers swung into action engaging the escaping suspects and fatally wounding one of them who fell with his bag as the motorbike rider still made efforts to escape through the crowd. 

“The bag recovered from the suspect was later confirmed to contain a package of IED and other accessories including stop clock, mobile phones and other materials used for setting off explosives.” 

The Defense Headquarters said the suspect who was shot by the soldiers died in the hospital as he defiantly yelled, “people will die!  people will die!!”

It added that two other suspects also arrested at the scene of the explosion are being interrogated.

- CAJ News

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