BREAKING: Nigerian Troops Reportedly Arrest Mastermind Behind Jos & Zaria Bombings
The Defence Headquarters has announced that Nigerian troops have arrested persons suspected to be masterminds of the recent bomb attacks on Jos and Zaria.
The announcement came via the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“Troops have arrested a mastermind of the Jos & Zaria bombing at a checkpoint in Gombe following an operation by combined team of military & DSS operatives.” the tweet read.
#FLASH: Troops have arrested a mastermind of the Jos & Zaria bombing at a checkpoint in Gombe /..1— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) July 8, 2015
A bomb attack at the Secretariat of Sabon Gari Local Government, Zaria, Kaduna State on Tuesday, July 6, left 25 people dead and 32 others injured, and 24 hours earlier (Monday), a twin bomb attack in Jos had killed 44 people and injured 47 others.#FLASH: following an operation by combined team of military & DSS operatives. More details. /..2— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) July 8, 2015
In Jos, the first bomb went off at a restaurant opposite the Bauchi campus of the University of Jos, while the second one went off at the mosque near the Yan tyre market area of Dilimi junction along Bauchi road about 15 minutes after.
The Zaria attack occurred at the venue of biometric registration of civil servants.