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DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by Titilayodeji13(m): 6:48am On Sep 12, 2015
The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA)
yesterday, arrested eight suspects over
alleged plan to detonate bombs in the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja during
the forth coming Sallah celebration
scheduled for Thursday, September 24,
that the suspects were arrested by DIA
when they sneaked into the FCT to
perfect and execute the heinous crime.
Though the identity of the suspects
were not revealed, our source said the
DIA has already taken the eight men
into custody and are currently
undergoing screening and
interrogation, adding that useful
information is being extracted from the
The Nigeria’s capital of Abuja had in
the past come under several bomb
attacks, mostly carried out by the
dreaded Boko Haram group which has
claimed responsibility. No less than
30,000 lives with properties worth
billions of naira have been lost to the
dastard acts of this group of terrorists.
Some of the places attacked by the
terrorist group includes the United
Nations country office in Abuja, the
headquarters of the Nigeria Police,
Emab Plaza located in Wuse 2, Nyanya
motor park, as well as the popular
Abacha barracks, all within the Federal
Capital Territory.
Meanwhile, seven persons have been
confirmed dead when two suspected
female suicide bombers detonated
bombs at the Malkohi IDP camp at
about 10:50 am Friday, killing them
and five others while 13 people,
including four NEMA officials sustained
various degrees of injuries.
The bomb explosion which is the first
of its kind in an IDP camp facility in the
state has thrown the inhabitants into
Our correspondent gathered that many
of the displaced persons in camps
blamed the attack on security
operatives, whom according to them,
failed to screen new IDP’s before
admitting them into the camp.
Investigations by LEADERSHIP
WEEKEND revealed that not less than
300 new IDPs from Sambisa forest and
Madagali local government were
brought into the facility less than 24
hours before the bomb explosion took
Confirming the attack to newsmen
yesterday, the Adamawa State
commissioner for information,
Comrade Ahmed Sajoh said seven of
the victims have been confirmed dead
while nine others including four NEMA
officials sustained various degrees of
The commissioner stated that governor
Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow
has directed the state emergency
management agency to foot the
medical expenses of the injured.
He said an unaccompanied toddler was
among the dead victims and expressed
sadness that even those on
humanitarian service were not spared
by the fury of the suicide bombers.
Sajoh added that the state government
is working in conjunction with all
security agencies to ensure a water
tight security around all IDP facilities in
the state, noting that the security
personnel are currently re- screening all
the IDPs at the Malkohi camp.
“We have discussed with security
agencies on how to fortify all the
camps in the state and a re- screening
of the IDPs is currently on going,” he
He added that the governor who was in
Kaduna State for official visit was
seriously disturbed by the incident and
promised to do all within his powers to
secure the state, calling on residents to
keep vigilance and report any
suspicious persons to security
In a similar vein, Adamawa State
commissioner of police, Gabriel Adaji
has assured that his men will
strategise to ensure that such ugly
incidents do not take place again.
He noted that the police will re- screen
all the IDPs in the affected camp and
ensure that his men are deployed to
adequately secure a part of the
collapsed perimeter fence.
Also the Adamawa State coordinator of
the National Emergency Management
Agency, Mallam Sa’ad Bello said he
suspected that the explosion may be
caused by female suicide bombers,
adding that the bombers may be
among the 298 IDPs brought to the
camp from Madagali or the 17 IDPs
brought from Sambisa forest on
Thursday evening.
Re: DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by SeverusSnape(m): 6:49am On Sep 12, 2015
Re: DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by ladyF(f): 6:52am On Sep 12, 2015
Oh my....

There's public holiday soon? Really? Thank you Jesus!!!!
Re: DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by zeal22(m): 6:54am On Sep 12, 2015
Lady F lives in NL
Re: DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by RichDad1(m): 7:11am On Sep 12, 2015
Sallah day belongs to Muslims
Those planning to bomb are acting based on Islam faith(according to them) undecided undecided
But the prospective targets or would be casualties are probably not going to be Muslims alone.
I think it's high time the Muslim leaders and scholars rise up and fight this monsters that has been dragging their faith in the mud for long, if truly they are against such blood-sucking demons.
All we need is Peace in this nation.
Re: DIA Arrests Eight Over Sallah Day Plan To Bomb Abuja by Nobody: 7:18am On Sep 12, 2015
Thank God for many souls being saved in advance!

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