The Defence Headquarter has announced that the mastermind of the Sunday bomb blast in Jos has been arrested.
According to the defence in a tweet posted in its official twitter handle, said following an operation by combined team of military & DSS operatives, Troops have arrested a mastermind of the Jos & Zaria bombing at a checkpoint in Gombe state.
The military said that the man arrested was the mastermind of the attack that two locations in the city of Jos and Kaduna, in which about 80 persons died.
Meanwhile in a Press Release issued by Sani Kukasheka Usman Colonel Acting Director Army Public Relations he stated thus; “Please recall that on Sunday 5th July 2015, suspected Boko Haram terrorists carried out coordinated bomb and gun attacks on worshippers 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, Jos, Plateau State which led to death of over 48 persons, injuring several other persons and destruction of property.”
Sani said; “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 over 25 people including a two-year-old child and destruction of property. Consequently, 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 general public are hereby please requested to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious persons, movements, and facilities to the security agencies,” the statement said.