Mastermind of Jos, Zaria Bomb Attacks Arrested

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman

Nigerian troops of 3 Division and Special Task Force and Department of State Services have arrested the mastermind of Jos and Zaria terrorist attacks


NIGERIAN troops on Wednesday arrested the mastermind of the Jos and Zaria bomb attacks. A press release signed by Col. Sani kukasheka Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations, and made available to Realnews today, said that following the incidents a security cordon was established in the general areas, especially along Bauchi, Gombe and the North Eastern part of the country by troops of 3 Division and Special Task Force as well as 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.

The arrested terrorists are currently being processed for further action and would soon face the full wrath of the law, Usman said.

The released urged the general public to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious persons, movements, and facilities to the security agencies.

It should be recalled that on Sunday, July 5, suspected Boko terrorists carried out coordinated bomb and gun attacks on worshippers at Yan 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 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 more than 25 people including a two-year-old child and destruction of property.

– July 8, 2015 @ 6.30 GMT

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