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Police arrest suspected bomber in Funtua

25 November 2015, 07:44

Funtua - Police arrested one person in connection with suspected bomb blast which occurred at Yartabki village mosque near Funtua Local Government headquarters in Katsina State on Tuesday.

Public Relations Officer of Police in Katsina State, Aminu Sadiq, made this known in Funtua on Tuesday.

He said the suspect was arrested at the scene of the incident with two mobile cell phones and remnants of the suspected explosives also recovered.

Also read: Troops on routine operation discover IED materials

The spokesman said the explosion did not hurt any person or caused severe damage to the mosque, adding that recovered items were taken to experts to ascertain what it was.

Worshippers at Dariqa mosque in Yartabki village about 15 kilometers from Funtua were scared when they spotted a black polythene bag inside the mosque in the morning.

"They quickly informed the police about the suspicious items."

The suspected explosives detonated before the police arrived. It burnt the paint on the wall and the carpets. 



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