Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Six Boko Haram Bombers, Including One Woman, Arrested With Bombs In Kaduna
Six suspected Boko Haram bombers, including a woman were arrested last night in troubled Southern Kaduna, carrying bomb-making materials.
A senior security official told SaharaReporters that the suspects were picked up following a tip received in Kagoro town, near Kafanchan, the biggest town in southern axis of the state.
He also confirmed that the suspects, all of whom were described as young, have made useful statements to a team of investigators.
The source said that the suspects were likely planning to attack a location on Sunday in Kagoro or Kafanchan before the soldiers nipped their plan in the bud following the tip-off.
The suspects were arrested on the same route that four Boko Haram sect members: Salisu Ahmed, Umar Babagana-Umar, Mohammed Ali and Musa Adam were arrested in July 2011 on their way to Kaduna one day before Vice President Namadi Sambo and other dignitaries were to attend a sporting function at the township stadium. According to their subsequent confessions, they were planning on their way to that venue to detonate a series of bombs targeted at Sambo.