Breaking News: Man arrested with arms at ministerial gathering in Abuja

A middle aged man has just been arrested at the Radio House, Abuja, the venue of the month-long programme where ministers are showcasing their performance records.

Security operatives say the man was arrested with grenades and other ammunition as he tried to gain entrance into the Radio House.


John Akpabu, the suspected suicide bomber, arrested with 3 granades

The programme, which commenced on April 24, was organised to allow senior and junior ministers in the federal cabinet to highlight their achievements over the last one year as part of the celebrations of President Goodluck Jonathan’s one year in office.

Radio House, Abuja. 

At today’s sitting, some of the ministers billed to speak include the Minister for Aviation, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi; Minister for information, Labaran Maku; and the Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.


Security operatives screening visitors to the building, which also houses the Federal Ministry of Information, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Voice of Nigeria and Kapital FM, became suspicious of the bag the man was holding. On further scrutiny, they found a grenade and some rounds of ammunition.


“He has with him about three granades and some rounds of 7.62mm ammunition,” one of the security men told PREMIUM TIMES.


The suspect, who gave his name simply as John, said he was given the bag by a woman to deliver to someone in Abuja, and on getting to Abuja he discovered that the bag contained the explosive materials and that is why he brought it to Radio House to pass a message to the ‘woman’ so that she could ‘come and claim it’

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  • Umairiga

    May Almighty Allah continue to expose all the people behind the incessant violence in Nigeria. Amen

  • Davi dlonger

    is this guy ok? why didnt he check the contents of the bag at the time he was given? instead he decides to wait still he gets to abuja. the story doesnt make sense!

  • MK

    John representing the the CAN wing of BOKO. Haram .ORITSEJAFOR is a senior member of BH

  • AD

    The truth will surely come out, so where is the CAN President Mr. ORITSEJAFOR, now you are a real Boko Haram member, and to other Christians who insult and accused the prophet Muhammad PBUH and our almighty Allah. You better ask for forgiveness and also know that BOKO HARAM is just a mere name but bombers are bombers and not muslims alone….

  • MSJ

    We will continue to pray to God to expose all those killers to the last man.

  • Faruck

    He is Liar, that is what they are doing and at the end they blame others….SHAME ON YOU>>> and surely the truth will privailed.

  • MSJ

    Hmn Nigeria!

    Boko Haram supplier – Ibo Man
    Boko Haram sponsor – Yoruba Man
    Boko Haram spokesman – Igala Man
    Boko Haram suicide bomber – Hausa Man
    Boko Haram bomb attacker – John Akpabu

    God will expose them all!

  • MSJ

    Hmn Nigeria!

    Boko Haram Leader – Kanuri Man
    Boko Haram supplier – Ibo Man
    Boko Haram sponsor – Yoruba Man
    Boko Haram spokesman – Igala Man
    Boko Haram suicide bomber – Hausa Man
    Boko Haram bomb attacker – John Akpabu
    Boko Haram victims – Nigerians

    God will expose all the killers!

  • Aminu B.

    Alhamdulilah please NIGERIANS wake up Muslims/Christians a criminal is a criminal anywhere. Let’s be objective and do away with sentimental difference and salvage Nigeria together. May the almighty expose all evil doers in Nigeria whether na SULTAN, CAN PRESIDENT, SECURITY MEN, ORDINARY NIGERIANS BOTH MUSLIM& CHRISTIAN BH with the present dev. Please let’s be our brothers keepers and pray for our security and progress. Ameen!

  • Jamilumohammed67

    Useless commentator both the muslims nd christians we’r practicing religion simply because we’r born in the course of these respective religion nt bcos we have any authentic reason so far. Why all d abuses wen we don’t know d right course N.B. A christian woman gave birth 2 a chield holding a Qur’an. Is dat not enough reason 4u 2 think twice? If u can’t practice d religion I think is better u keep your mouth shot. May God guide us aright.

  • Kabiru tsakuwa

    there has never been any known hausaman as suicide a bomber so far. None Hausa Muslims and northern minority Christians as in the case of Jos-COCIN and kaduna Easter day bombers were recorded.Now we get to hear John, Augustine Effiong for the first time. Really? How about Gombe attackers, eighteen of them, said to be igbos? what of the bayelsa Terrorist, that masqueraded asmuslim and attempted to bomb a church? soonest, truth shall be made manifest, just keep praying.