- The Borno state police command diffused bomb found on a female suspect
- The suspect was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp and apprehended
- The force spokesperson called on members of the public to report any suspicious movement in their localities to security agencies
The Borno police command on Tuesday, April 17, confirmed the arrest of a female bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.
Edet Okon, police public relations officer in a statement in Maiduguri said the bomber was arrested by men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal ( EOD ) team, on Tuesday at about 6.50 am while lurking around the Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ) camp.
He said that policemen condoned off the area, diffused the bomb and apprehended the suspect, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The police spokesman added that the suspect is in police custody.
Okon said: “On Tuesday, at about 6:50 a.m., a female bomber was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri metropolis.
“On sighting the bomber, conventional policemen alongside the EOD team swung into action and cordoned the area, to prevent escape of the bomber into the city. The suspect, one Zara Idriss was rendered safe, arrested and is now in custody.”
Okon called on members of the public to go about their normal activities without fear and to report any suspicious movement in their localities to security agencies. He reiterated the command’s commitments to protect lives and property in the state.
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Meanwhile, a former minister of state for science and technology, Pauline Tallen, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015 saved the country from being overrun by Boko Haram insurgents.
Tallen, who is a past deputy governor of Plateau state made the statement after receiving an award for courageous woman of substance and patriotic leadership by a news magazine at her Rayfield home in Jos, Daily Trust reports.
The former minister described Buhari’s recent declaration to seek re-election as a welcome development, noting that the president had the constitutional right as a Nigerian to seek re-election.
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