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Suicide-bomb attack foiled in Damaturu, suicide bomber arrested-DHQ

Published by Daily Trust on Mon, 05 May 2014


The Defence Headquarters has said an attack by a suicide bomber in a pickup vehicle laden with explosives was foiled by security forces this morning in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.A statement by the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said, 'The target of the attack was 'A' Division of Police Command situated by the main round-about in the heart of the town.''The attempt was however foiled as the culprit was arrested by the police personnel on duty. A total of 6 already constructed turbine containers loaded with explosives as well as 20 liters of petrol and 11 bags of beans chaff have been recovered from the scene,' General Olukolade added.'The recovered materials are in the custody of the Joint Taskforce Headquarters in Damaturu. The police anti-bomb squad has safely detonated the explosive,' the Defence headquarters statement said.
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