Man ‘plot­ting’ to bomb mosque nabbed in Abuja

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Po­lice Com­mand yes­ter­day took a sus­pected mosque bomber into cus­tody af­ter he was ar­rested by traders and res­i­dents around a mosque in Garki vil­lage, Abuja.

The un­named sus­pect was de­tained af­ter some by­standers al­legedly heard him speak­ing on the mo­bile phone of plans to blow up the mosque, Daily Trust gath­ered yes­ter­day.

He was al­legedly seen scout­ing around the mosque which ap­peared odd to traders and res­i­dents of Garki vil­lage who ap­pre­hended him and took him to the lo­cal chief ’s palace.

Ac­cord­ing to sources who do did not want their names in print, the sus­pect was first as­saulted by the res­i­dents be­fore be­ing taken to the palace of the chief Al­haji Us­man Nga Kupi.

The chief was un­avail­able when Daily Trust vis­ited the palace yes­ter­day.

How­ever, some palace of­fi­cials con­firmed the in­ci­dent and said the sus­pect has been handed over to the Po­lice.

They ex­plained that a de­ci­sion was taken by the palace to re­fer all en­quiries on the mat­ter to the FCT po­lice.

A palace guard also told Daily Trust that the sus­pect ap­peared un­re­morse­ful af­ter some ques­tion­ing.

The guard al­leged that the sus­pect ad­mit­ted to be car­ry­ing out an as­sess­ment of the mosque be­fore car­ry­ing out his bomb at­tack.

At­tempt to get com­ments from the spokesper­son of the FCT Po­lice Com­mand DSP Al­tine Daniel was un­suc­cess­ful at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

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