Police Foil Bomb Attack In Yobe, Arrest Suicide Bomber
The Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Oluklade, has said the men of the Nigerian Police have foiled an attempted suicide attack on Damaturu, Yobe State.
Olukolade said in an electronic mail on Sunday that the suicide bomber targeted the ‘A’ Division of the Police Command by the roundabout in the city centre.
According to him, the suicide bomber, who was operating in a pickup van laden with Improvised Explosive Devices, was arrested by policemen on duty at the command.
He said the suspected terrorist was in custody at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force in Damaturu.
He said, “A total of six already constructed turbine containers, loaded with explosives as well as 20 liters of petrol and 11 bags of beans chaff, have been recovered from the scene.”
He said the recovered items were also in the custody of the JTF in Damaturu.
Olukolade added that the Police anti-bomb squad had defused the explosives seized from the arrested suicide bomber.
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