Man Arrested with Explosive Devices in Plateau.


A yet to be identified man was arrested at the premises of a bank in Dadin Kowa town, Jos south local government of Plateau state with belts packed with what appeared to be a “person borne improvised explosive device” (PBIED).

In a viral video seen by many online, it appeared that the young man was arrested on Monday when people discovered that the apparent bomb was strapped to his body.

Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the lake Chad region said initial intelligence report available to him revealed that the vigilante security at the bank prevented the attack after they spotted the suspects.

They immediately apprehended him before he could achieve his aim.

The suspect was later surrounded by an angry mob who demanded that he should be killed immediately.

He was however taken to the police station where he was undergoing investigation.

It is not yet clear if the suspect is linked with the Islamic State of the West African Province or Boko Haram at the time of filing this report.


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