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Army Foils Suicide Attack In Abuja by 2 million(m): 6:16am On Dec 28, 2012
By Kingsley Omonobi ABUJA—Indications
emerged, yesterday, that
authorities of the Nigerian
Army Garrison
Headquarters in Abuja,
foiled a suicidal plot by members of the dreaded
Islamic sect, Boko Haram,
to carry out a Christmas
and New Year celebrations’
bombing in the Federal
Capital Territory, FCT. Vanguard gathered that
two drums loaded with
explosives, several sizes of
cans, including those of
vegetable oils and palm oil
converted to Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs;
about six AK-47 rifles and
timing devices were
recovered. Landlord, middleman
nabbed Sources told Vanguard that
two persons, the landlord
of the house where the
high caliber explosives
were recovered, and
another man described as the middle man who
facilitated the movement
of the plotters and IEDS to
the house, where the
attack was to be
coordinated, have been arrested by operatives of
the Army Garrison
Headquarters. A manhunt is also said to
have been activated for the
persons scheduled to carry
out the bombings. Vanguard was told that the
operatives, made up of
Military Intelligence and
counter-terrorism
personnel, stormed the
house located in Suleja area, following a tip off at
the dead of the night, but
were unable to apprehend
the two suicide bombers,
who did not return from
wherever they went on that day. It was gathered that both
the landlord and
middleman were being
detained in a military
facility in Abuja, while the
Police and SSS have been co-opted into the plan to
get the two runaway
plotters apprehended. Security agents on red alert Vanguard gathered that
since the two have not
been apprehended, security
had been beefed up in and
around Abuja, with all exit
and entry points receiving special security attention. Also, areas of national
importance, including the
National Assembly; Central
Bank of Nigeria; NNPC
Towers; diplomatic
missions; Ministries of Defence, Finance, Foreign
Affairs; ECOWAS
Secretariat; service
headquarters of Army, Navy
and Airforce; Radio House;
prominent hotels and recreations centres, are
being heavily secured. Furthermore, patrol teams
of the Army Garrison
Headquarters, Guards
Brigade, SSS and the Police
are moving round the city,
even as mobile detectors have been activated to
intercept any planned
movement of explosives or
IEDs around the FCT.
Re: Army Foils Suicide Attack In Abuja by miiraaj: 7:32am On Dec 28, 2012
Nice move by the Nigerian army. Eventhough they have their problems, but they are the most organised,intelligent,active and smartest body in this country that tackle issues with professionalism, unlike the Nigerian police that will brag about apprehending people using "knock outs or banga" to bomb an airport.
Re: Army Foils Suicide Attack In Abuja by jamace(m): 8:28am On Dec 28, 2012
Kudos to the Army.

My fear is that by the time the crooks are handed over to the police, the police will do the usual - collect egunje and let some to go, while PDP will turn the case of the remainder to political jamboree. PDP, I dey hail o. angry
Re: Army Foils Suicide Attack In Abuja by KingMEXX(m): 8:54am On Dec 28, 2012
Its nice, though i'll keep sayin dat The only way to solve d issue of bombing is goin to the roots by apprehending the importers nd d distributers of d bomb makin materials. its not enough to just arrest d bombers, its more like cutting off the branches of a tree while the root still remains intact. they'll surely grow again. anyway kudos Nigeria Military

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