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Alleged Mastermind Of Nyanya Bomb Blast, Aminu Ogwuche, Extradited
The alleged mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blast, Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche, has been extradited from Sudan where he allegedly escaped after the incident which claimed several lives.
Ogwuche was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum by the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 3.00pm on Tuesday.
Addressing newsmen at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, flanked by the police public relations officer, Frank Mba, and the deputy director, public relations of the Department of State Service, DSS, Marylin Ogar, said that Ogwuche was arrested and extradited from Sudan with the cooperation of the Sudanese government.
Omeri assured Nigerians that the federal government was committed to winning the war against insurgents in the country.
The British-born Oguwche, was first arrested on November 12, 2011 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from the UK on terrorism related charges but was released on bail to his father on October 15, 2012, following intense pressure from human rights activists who alleged human rights violation.
His father, Agene Ogwuche, a retired colonel, had been arrested for breaching the bond he signed for his son’s bail in 2012.
Over 200 lives were lost in two separate attacks on Nyanya motor-park and more than 120 others sustained various degrees of injuries.