The Taraba police command on Thursday arrested a suspected bomb manufacturer who also is a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group linked to three bomb explosions recorded in the state this year.
The 37-year-old suspect was arrested in his house which he uses as a factory in Tella town within Gassol LGA of the state.
He was captured with different arms, ammunition, explosives, and devices for manufacturing bombs.
Ammunitions caught with the suspect
Police say the Bomb Manufacturer suspect is from Zamfara State, and is being held at the Taraba Police Command in Jalingo, is also a member of a kidnapping syndicate terrorising Niger, Kogi and Taraba states for more than a year now.
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On April 19 and 22 this year two automatic explosive devices exploded killing no fewer than 10 persons in two separate attacks in Taraba State, both at drinking joints.
After 18 days, another explosion occurred at the headquarters of six brigade Nigeria army located in the state capital.
Acting on credible intelligence, the police swung into action leading to the arrest of the bomb manufacturer.
While parading the suspect, Abimbola Sokoya, state’s commissioner of police, said the police have sprayed their dragnet and soon operatives will capture two other suspects who are currently at large even as investigations continue.