Abuja - The Nigeria Police on Tuesday in
Abuja said it had arrested two suspects in connection with the Oct. 2 bombings
in Nyanya and Kuje, FCT.
It would be recalled that 20 persons died and 21 others were
injured in the blasts in the two satellite towns.
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, who
confirmed the arrest at the Conference of Senior Police Officers, said that the
suspects aged 25 and 27 were from Kogi.
He said that the arrest had foiled an attempt by the suspects
to undertake another attack in the FCT.
Arase said that 12 already prepared and prime Home Made
Explosives (HME) concealed in 12 Farouk soft drinks cans and 28 pieces of
electric detonators were recovered from the suspects.
"The suspects are aiding detailed police investigations
into their broad terror network and will be brought to deserve justice,"he
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The I-G assured that the police would continue to deploy its
potentials to ensure public safety that could be attained by the cooperation of
He urged the media to continue to support the police in
order to attain the national crime and security vision of the present
Arase, who also confirmed the arrest of five suspects of the
eight-man gang who kidnapped Chief Olu Falae, said they were arrested at their
hideouts in Niger, Ekiti and Ondo states.
The I-G said that items recovered from them included the
Bajaj motorcycle used to transport the victim and N823,000 part of the ransom
He said that the suspects had been taken to Akure were they
were being charged to court.
It would be recalled also that the Department of State
Service (DSS) had on Oct. 12 presented two suspects connected with the
kidnapping of Chief Falae to the media.
Arase said that the conference was aimed at strengthening
the force and reviewing its strategy toward sharpening the ability of strategic
police officers in discharging their mandates.