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Suspected Jos Bomber Arrested

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, says it has arrested one suspect in connection with the May 20 bombing at the Jos Central Market in the Plateau State capital.

Director of defence information, Chris Olukolade, a Major General who disclosed this on Wednesday said the suspect was already providing useful information in the investigation into the incident.

Olukolade added that a number of persons planning to perpetrate more evil in the state have also been arrested.

“As a mark of vigilance of the security agencies, as well as the citizens who are giving useful information, the bomb planners were apprehended,” he said.

According to him, troops have continued to raid locations and in the course of which a number of arrests have been made in places like Kachia in Kaduna and Zamfara states.

The defence information director said arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects, adding that the raid would continue so as to check violence in the country.

He also confirmed the massive attack on Buni Yadi town in Yobe where 25 security personnel, comprising 12 soldiers and 13 policemen were killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday.

“The casualty stands at 12 soldiers and 13 policemen, as revealed by initial investigations into the incident,” he said, adding that the attack was primarily targeted at the town.

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