Police Averts Bomb Attack, Detonates 19 High Calibre Bombs in Adamawa By Tom Garba, Yola
Adamawa state would have turned into a mourning ground,for the first time a high calibre bombs which was suspected to have been planted by members of Boko Haram was averted by the state police command following the discovery of 19 high calibre Bombs at Song Local Government which is a few minutes driving to the capital city of Jimeta with which terrorist wanted to launch attack on the state.
The commissioner of police in Adamawa state, Gabriel Adaji unravelled the purported evil plan of the insurgents in a Press Conference in Yola, he said the bombs were ready to be used when they were detected adding that they were at 90 percent completion and only need to be connected to batteries to work.
The disclosure by the commissioner of police came barely six days after six suspected suicide bombers were apprehended by soldiers in Yola, the state capital.
“Something that would have caused a hell of sorrows to the state was averted. One of the bombs is capable of bringing down a 10 storey building. They aimed to destroy Jimeta ” Adaji said.
He said that had the terrorists succeeded in their attempt, the state would have been brought down as they wanted to blew up vital and strategic structures including the more than one kilometer River Benue Bridge linking the state capital with northern parts of the state.
Adaji stressed that the bombs have been detonated by the anti bomb squad of the state police command adding that with the feat, a major calamity have been averted as he said some of the bombs were capable of destroying a ten storey building.
He noted that the smallest among the bombs can completely destroy structures within 200 meter radius and on the verge of being transported to various parts of the state capital before they were discovered.
He said the discovery of the bombs followed a tip off by an informant who disclosed the activities of the terrorists following which the police swoop into action and make the discovery although he said no arrest has been made in connection to the incident.
The commissioner similarly thanked the media for their assistance to the security agencies adding that it was through their proactive reportage that the police started swinging into action leading to the confiscation of the bombs.
With much assurance by the commissioner of police of protecting live and property and reminding the public that police are always on top of the security in the state just as he advised them to go on with their normal activities advising residents not to hesitate in reporting suspicious people and movement.