A plot by some suspected terrorists to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the popular Wuse Market in Abuja has been thwarted by a special intelligence response team set up by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase.
The elite team, made up of highly-trained intelligence and operations officers, has so far, arrested a total of five suspected terrorists who will be paraded before the media any moment from now and, thereafter, charged to court in the next few days.
It was gathered that the terrorists, who were planning to carry out their attack in various parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were picked up from their hideouts at Karamajiji village behind the National Military Cemetery along Abuja Airport Road and Iddo village located directly behind the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Two others were picked up from a hideout at Dan-Asato village, in Suleja, while another was picked up at Gauraka village, also in Suleja, a satellite town in Niger State, near Abuja.
Items recovered from the terrorists, according to a top security officer, include various kinds of chemicals used for making IEDs numbering over 30, plastic containers and a registered motor vehicle licence.
The police special intelligence response team also recovered 15 bombs in the four locations mentioned, which suspects said were to be planted at strategic location in the nation’s capital.
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