Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nigerian Army arrests seven “bombers” in Kaduna

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One of those arrested is a woman

Seven persons suspected of planning bomb attacks were arrested in Kaduna state late Saturday, military authorities in the northern state said.

The suspected “bombers” were arrested with “weapons” and Improvised Explosive Devices,IED’s at military check point along a highway in Kagoro Local Government of Kaduna state, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division, Sani Usman, said.

A woman was amongst those arrested.

They were “were carrying weapons and IED’s when our men intercepted them at an army check point,” Mr. Usman said.

He however could not however confirm the where the suspects were coming from. But a source said the bombers were travelling from Kano state to Lafia, the Nassarawa state capital.

Gun and bomb attacks have continued in northern Nigeria despite a purported ceasefire recently declared by extremist sect, Boko Haram.

While government officials have welcomed the declaration, elements of the sect deny it, accusing the government of propaganda.

The attacks have taken a new dimension with the killing of health workers lately.

Nine polio vaccinators were shot and killed in Kano last week.

On Sunday, three foreign doctors, believed to be South Koreans, were killed in Potiskum, Yobe State.

The three medical doctors, who were working as consultants at the General Hospital in the town, were killed in the early hours of the day. Some sources say they were Chinese nationals.

A source said they were found slaughtered in their quarters in the town.

Seven persons suspected of planning bomb attacks were arrested in Kaduna state late Saturday, military authorities in the northern state said.

The suspected “bombers” were arrested with “weapons” and Improvised Explosive Devices,IED’s at military check point along a highway in Kagoro Local Government of Kaduna state, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division, Sani Usman, said.

A woman was amongst those arrested.

They were “were carrying weapons and IED’s when our men intercepted them at an army check point,” Mr. Usman said.

He however could not however confirm the where the suspects were coming from. But a source said the bombers were travelling from Kano state to Lafia, the Nassarawa state capital.

Gun and bomb attacks have continued in northern Nigeria despite a purported ceasefire recently declared by extremist sect, Boko Haram.

While government officials have welcomed the declaration, elements of the sect deny it, accusing the government of propaganda.

The attacks have taken a new dimension with the killing of health workers lately.

Nine polio vaccinators were shot and killed in Kano last week.

On Sunday, three foreign doctors, believed to be South Koreans, were killed in Potiskum, Yobe State.

The three medical doctors, who were working as consultants at the General Hospital in the town, were killed in the early hours of the day. Some sources say they were Chinese nationals.

A source said they were found slaughtered in their quarters in the town.

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