A source within the security agencies has revealed that no fewer than six Boko Haram members have been arrested since last Tuesday's twin blast in Jos terminus market.
The unnamed senior security officer alleged that over 100 suicide bombers might have been deployed in Jos.
He said: "Let
me tell you, we are in serious trouble in this state. Do you know that
since last Tuesday’s explosion more than six members of Boko Haram have
been caught and arrested from various places within the city.
the tension and rumour you are hearing everywhere in town that some
people were caught with bomb here and there in Jos are real. Don’t just
call them rumour; they are real. We have discovered at least six of them
since that Tuesday attack."
According to report, one Boko
Haram agent was apprehended last Friday at Mobile Police barrack, the
MOPOL 8 close to the Air Force base Jos and he had confessed that there
were at least 100 of them deployed in Jos city to detonate explosives at
The suspect reportedly claimed that he was
heading for the Airforce Hospital to deliver food to a patient on
admission. But a security check on the suspect’s car revealed he was
carrying explosives and he was immediately apprehended and the explosive
His arrest came on the heels of threat letters
allegedly written by Boko Haram which were received at government
establishments in the state capital.
The security source said, "These
threat cannot be treated as mere threats, since after the twin bomb
blast. Others explosive have been intercepted and the suspect already
helping the security agencies on information about their mission in Jos."
the Archbishop of Jos, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin
Kwashi, yesterday raised the alarm that there are six bombs planted in
Jos, the Plateau State capital, that were yet to explode, urging
security agencies in Jos to comb and fish out the remaining bombs
planted by members of the Boko Haram sect in the city.
were twin bomb explosions a few days ago in Jos in which many people
were killed. Just yesterday when I was about to come to Minna, another
bomb exploded in Jos. We are aware that one of the Boko Haram men
arrested by the security has confessed that they planted 10 bombs in the
city. We are also aware that one of the bombs has been seen and
detonated by the police.
"But where are the remaining six? The
Police must urgently search and recover the hidden bombs to save lives
and property", he pleaded.
The Special Task Force (STF) on the Jos
crisis revealed yesterday that three people died from the failed
suicide attack on a football viewing centre in the city on Saturday
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