Nigeria: Suspected Suicide Bomber Caught At Ministerial Gathering In Abuja

Suicide Bomber Caught Nigerian Police on Monday arrested a suspected terrorist at the Radio House, Abuja, the venue of the month-long programme where ministers are showcasing their performance records.

According to security operatives, the suspect, who gave his name simply as John reportedly came to the Radio House with grenades and other ammunition as he tried to gain entrance.

The programme, which commenced on April 24, was organised to allow senior and junior ministers in the federal cabinet to highlight their achievements over the last one year as part of the celebrations of President Goodluck Jonathan’s one year in office.

Security operatives screening visitors to the building, which also houses the Federal Ministry of Information, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Voice of Nigeria and Kapital FM, became suspicious of the bag the man was holding. On further scrutiny, they found a grenade and some rounds of ammunition.

The man said he was given the bag by a woman to deliver to someone in Abuja, and on getting to Abuja he discovered that the bag contained the explosive materials and that is why he brought it to Radio House to pass a message to the ‘woman’ so that she could ‘come and claim it’

The Chief Security Officer at Radio House, Mr James Akindele, told reporters that the suspect was arrested at the main entrance.

Akindele said: “This afternoon, our operatives arrested a man with rounds of 7.7 mm live ammunition and three 86 hand grenades, all concealed in a polythene bag and put in a black bag.

“We have not interrogated him, we just apprehended him. What we want to do now is to hand him over to the police for further investigation and then you will all get to know more about his case.”

  1. Abdulrasheed sanni Reply

    AS it is rightly done in Ilorin(ASIBUNA-LAHU MANI MO LWAKIL-19)Immidiately after subuhi salat prayer & on friday after jumat prayer.4 God 2 expose these evil doers and God 2 bring peace back 2 Nigeria.

  2. Arowolo johnson Reply

    God ll not allow devil 2 rule us in this nation

  3. Bukar Reply

    CAN president pls i want u to comment on dis arrest.Ur busy pointing blames to we d northerners , instead of calling Nigeria’s to pray for peace and 4 God to expose and whoever that is involve in this inhuman act.Pls Let all d muslim & christian pray for peace

  4. Abram Bisi Reply

    @Bukar, mind ur comment! What concerns CAN President with this wicked attempt. How can you exonerate the north from the innocent blood flowing in our streets? You shall know d truth and d truth shall set u free. Aka ne?

    • bluka Reply

      true talk

  5. Adam Ishaq Reply

    Thats gud @bukar. Pastor ayo has been insulting the northerners(muslim) for allegedly planting explosives in the name of suicide bombing. Now the truth has started to reveal itself. Now the world will know that the christians are the real suicide bombers. Pls, give peace a chance in Nigeria

  6. bluka Reply

    @adam ishaq.b very mindful on hw u pognos tinz here,coz d man in question was caught in both christain n muslim gadaring.jst dnt exolorate.peace naija

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