Suspect of Kaduna explosion targeted at Buhari arrested

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Jul 25th, 2014
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Former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari

The Defence Headquarters on Friday said that troops in Kaduna have arrested a man suspected to be connected with the explosion targeted at General Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

The information was contained in a statement posted on Defence headquarters web site defenceinfo.mil.ng.

Military officers walk past the remains of a car after an explosion on July 23, 2014 in Kaduna, north of Nigeria

Military officers walk past the remains of a car after an explosion on July 23, 2014 in Kaduna, north of Nigeria

The statement said that the young man was apprehended by military patrol team that swooped on the area immediately after the explosion.

The statement said that he disguised as a woman clad in female garb to exude femininity with a brazier affixed to his chest.

Buhari's SUV after the attack by suspected terrorists

Buhari’s SUV after the attack by suspected terrorists

“The suspect was arrested while trying to fizzle into a crowd of onlookers when the patrol team arrived the scene.

“Youths in the area attempted to mob him while he was being arrested but were restrained by troops who quickly whisked him away in an armoured personnel carrier,” it explained.

The statement said that he was currently being interrogated by security agencies in a bid to ascertain his links.

It would be recalled that there was a twin bomb explosion on July 23 in Kaduna metropolis.

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