A man was yesterday detained at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command after he was suspected to be plotting to bomb a mosque in Garki village of Abuja.
The suspected bomber was arrested by traders and residents after they found his loitering around the mosque suspicious and also overheard him talking of his plans to bomb the mosque on the phone.
The residents after arresting him took him to the palace of the chief Alhaji Usman Nga Kupi.
Although the chief was not available for comment, some palace officials, however confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been handed over to the Police.
The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command DSP Altine Daniel is yet to comment on the incident.
This is coming eight days after the country was thrown into mourning following the bomb attack in Abuja by boko haram sects which left scores of people dead and hundred injured.
Source: Daily Trust