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Mastermind behind Jos, Zaria bombings arrested


Mastermind behind Jos, Zaria bombings arrested
The Nigerian Military has announced the arrest of the mastermind of the deadly bombings that rocked Jos and Zaria on Sunday and Tuesday.
The attacks occurred on Sunday 5th July 2015 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 also in Jos, Plateau State.
The incident led to death of over 48 persons, injuring several other persons and destroying properties.
Another attack by Boko Haram was also carried out Tuesday 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.
A statement on Wednesday by Army spokesman, Col Sani Usman, said 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 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.
“The arrested terrorists are currently being processed for further action and would soon face the full wrath of the law.”
The statement advised Nigerians to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious persons, movements, and facilities to the security agencies. posted by www.Alabareport.com

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