The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested two Boko Haram members suspected to have been responsible for the bomb explosion in the Sabongari area of Kano State.
A report by Eons Intelligence claimed that the DSS also recovered some explosive items from the arrested Boko Haram members.
This is coming days after the Nigeria Police Force said the incident, where at least nine persons died and several others were injured, was caused by a gas explosion.
Meanwhile, residents and eyewitnesses of the incident had countered the security agencies' narration, saying they saw the fragments of the body of a suspected suicide bomber at the scene.
According to the Eons Intelligence report, four AK-47 rifles, two pistols, suicide vests, and several Improvised Explosive Materials, IEDs, were recovered from the suspects.
Eons tweeted, “KANO BOMB-BLAST: Reports indicate that following intelligence operations, DSS has arrested 2 #BH Terrorists over the Kano bomb blast incident.
"Items recovered include 4 AK-47 rifles, 2 Pistols, Suicide Vests & several IED making materials.
“This latest development supports eyewitness accounts that the explosion was a suicide bomb attack. This is also coming just a few hours after @elrufai @GovKaduna announced that #BH #ISWAP has taken over 2 LGAs in Kaduna State. This successful Ops by DSS might have just saved Kano from a major doomsday.
“ADVISORY: Increased BH/ISWAP/Ansarul activities in NW in recent times suggest a shift of focus of the group to the region. Public infrastructures like airports, Rail lines, Roads & Schools have been targeted. Active situational awareness is expedient. Report all unusual activities.”
KANO BOMB-BLAST: Reports indicates that following intelligence operations, DSS have arrested 2 #BH Terrorists over the Kano bomb blast incident. Items recovered include 4 AK-47 riffles, 2 Pistols, Suicide Vests & several IED making materials. This latest development supportsâ¦. pic.twitter.com/QaWdqH4uXn— Eons Intelligence (@eonsintelligenc) May 20, 2022
SaharaReporters had reported that controversy surrounded the cause of Tuesday’s explosion that claimed no fewer than nine lives, and injured some primary school peoples.
Earlier, police officials said the explosion emanated from a welder shop, noting that it was a gas explosion.