Soldiers Foil Boko Haram’s Fresh Bid To Bomb Abuja

SECURITY operatives have foiled an attempt by about 920 suspected members of Boko Haram to infiltrate the federal capital, Abuja ostensibly to carry out the earlier threat by the group to bomb the city during today’s 51st Independence Anniversary celebration.

Saturday Tribune gathered that the operatives rounded them up, as they were trying to sneak into the city through different routes between the FCT and neighbouring Niger and Adamawa states.

The operation was reportedly carried out by the operatives of Military Intelligence and Brigade of Guards, with the suspects comprising mostly Nigerians, Sudanese and Chadians.

It is recalled that the nation was thrown into mourning on October 1, 2010 following the bombing of the Eagle Square, the venue of Nigeria’s golden jubilee celebrations.

It was gathered that the foreigners were obviously on a mischief mission, as they could not explain to  security agencies what they were coming into Abuja to do.

The sources said that several arms and ammunition, including AK 47 rifles were recovered from the suspects who had been grilled towards providing some useful information that could assist security operatives  while the suspects have been interrogated and relevant information collected from them which led the security agencies into unmasking those behind recent bombings in Abuja and some other parts of the country.

According to the sources, the operatives are working round the clock to arrest more suspects in Suleija   in Niger State and in Nasarawa State, said to be the suspected hideouts of a few Boko Haram members in hiding.

Investigations revealed that most of the suspects arrested had been distributed into various cells of the security agencies where vital information are being collated as the government has not taken chances to ensure that the sect did not make good its threat on October 1.

The source said, most of the suspects would be repatriated to their home countries after interrogation for prosecution while those who are Nigerians will face justice in the country.

Towards this end, following the arrest of the aliens, the Federal Government has reportedly directed the Nigerian Immigration Service  to be fully on the alert as most of the suspects would be deported this weekend. Also, all the security agencies in the FCT have to carry out 24 hour security checks because of the separate threats by Boko Haram and MEND on key installations in Abuja.

Security from the boundary of Kogi State and FCT has been stationed, while the operatives searched vehicle booths and engines thoroughly.

Source: Nigerian Tribune


  1. Any one of them caught should be killed,so dat they wil know how painful to die in an horrible dat God will start their judgement immediately for killing his children.they dot need to be taken to prison bt deserve death for having such a terrible,wicked,heartless heart.God has already start their judgement

  2. Bravo n kudos 2 d boys in kaki! Thanks 4 stepping 2 save our face where d police have failed. Intelligence gathering n police are now strange bed fellows while collecting money 4rm illegal checkpoints,harassment of innocent people,etc are now their 5 n 6. Please,kaki boyz keep up d good work.

  3. For those foreiner,Deporting them will not be the best, bcos they will still come bank and try again, Nigeria should kill all of them, so that others will learn. Then for nigerians they should face prosecution immediately.

  4. The right treatment that really suit these murderers is ‘HANGING’ whichever country they come from, they were arrested in nigeria for a crime that is punishable by death, they should face the music, afterall innocent people that they killed through bomb blast have the same life and blood flowing in them. It looks unjustifiable if in the end that God has salvage us by handing in these killers to us we want to use kid cloves on them,Even God will not be happy with us, and thier come back will be detrimental to us.