The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Mr. Muhammed Katsina, on Monday said the command had uncovered another bomb factory in Okaito, a remote village in Okehi Local Government Area of the state.
December 2011 till date, four different bomb factories had been
uncovered in Kogi State. One was at Kabba, while the remaining three
were at Lokoja, Okene, Okehi and Adavi areas.
journalists in Lokoja, he said police officers uncovered the bomb
factory with the help of the suspect arrested in connection with last
Sunday's bomb explosion near Living Faith Church and Deeper Life
Christian Church, along Okene-Obehira Road in Okene.
said the police recovered from the bomb factory, 46 Improvised Explosive
Device, three bottles of potassium Chloride, 15 fuses, 15 capacitors,
five litres of acid and one electrical detonator.
items, according to him, were Bibles, Qurans, 250m detonating cord,
three remote controlled siren GSM sets, rolls of firing cables, nails of
various sizes, ammunitions, motorcycle, and other household items.
said the factory buildings were designed as a church and a mosque
ostensibly to deceive people while in actual fact, they were buildings
where bombs of various sizes were manufactured and transportation to
He, however, did not name the owners of the buildings, but said investigations were ongoing.
parading the suspect, Katsina warned that those arrested in connection
with any crisis or insecurity in any part of the state would be punished
according to the law, no matter how highly placed.
advised property owners, especially landlords to scrutinise prospective
tenants thoroughly before giving out their properties.
less than 48 hours after an attack by suspected terrorists gang in the
Mahuta Village of Kaduna State, the police in the state said on Monday
that they raided a bomb factory located at Rafin-Guza, near Kawo, where
it impounded different cans of explosives and bomb-making powder.
Public Relation Officer of the state command, Aminu Lawan, a Deputy
Superintendent of Police, said one person was reportedly killed during
the attack which was repelled by the youth of the area.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Jingiri, at a
press briefing at the headquarters of the command, said a "confessed
terrorist" led the police to the hideout where other items were equally
These included two bags of chemicals, a jerry can
of acid, two masks, an AK47 magazine with 27 rounds of live ammunition
and eight car alarm systems.
The commissioner had earlier on
July 12, said his men arrested three bandits who robbed a filling
station manager at Maraban Yakawaada, Giwa Local Government Area.