Boko Haram: Troops arrest seven suspected bomb makers in Kaduna – Army

The Nigerian Army Sunday, said its troops in Kaduna, have arrested seven Boko Haram suspects, who specialise in making bombs and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for the sect.

It noted that the development successfully nipped in the bud what would have been a “catastrophe”, saying “From all indications, the suspects were in Kaduna to conduct suicide bombings, kill and maimed innocent citizens in the state and other surrounding areas during the festive period.”

The disclosure was made in a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman.

This is coming a few days after some Boko Haram suspects, who concealed bombs in food flasks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, were intercepted.

According to the Army, the arrest was a product of painstaking surveillance and intelligence, and “would no doubt assist in the fight against terrorism in the country, more so as the military have technically defeated the Boko Haram terrorists in the field.”

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