Police Recovers Explosive Devices From a Building in Okene
Announcing the discovery in Lokoja, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police Mohammed Katsina said the recovery was made in Okaito area when a man suspected to have detonated the explosives near a church in Okene on Sunday, led the police to the apartment.
CP Katsina described the building as “an intriguing and disgusting deceit’’ and urged urged landlords to be wary of their tenants.
According to him, two of the rooms in the four-bedroom apartment had been converted to a mosque and a church.
Items recovered from the building are copies of the Holy Quran and a Bible, a cross, a bell, a candle receptacle and a portrait of Jesus Christ.
Others are a book entitled: “Islamism and Satanism; Unveiling the Truth” written by one Answarullah, other religious publications and books, Katsina said.
Fifteen capacitors, 15 fuses, one electric detonator with capacity to detonate objects within metres range, five litres of raw acid and roll of firing cables, were also recovered.
Others comprise 250 mm detonating cord, 25 kg of ammonium nitrate, three pieces of handheld phones, a box of nails and 54 ammunitions of 5.56 calibres.