Suicide-Bomb Attack Foiled in Damaturu

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* Suspect arrested

An attack by a suicide bomber operating in a pickup vehicle laden with IEDs was this morning foiled in Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital.

A statement by Director, Defence Information/Coordinator, Joint Information Centre of the Counter Terrorism Campaign, North-east, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said the target of the attack was ‘A’ Division of Police Command situated by the main round-about in the heart of the town.

The attempt was however foiled as the culprit was arrested by the police personnel on duty.

“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.

“The recovered materials are in the custody of the Joint Taskforce Headquarters in Damaturu. The police anti-bomb squad has safely detonated the explosive.”

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