Kano State Police Commissioner Adenrele Shinaba, Thursday told journalists that men of the state police command have arrested some of the perpetrators of the March 18, 2013 multiple bomb blasts that killed dozens of people and destroyed five luxury buses at the New Road Luxury Motor Park in Sabon Gari area of the city.
According to him, the police have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the blasts and efforts are being made to make more arrests.
“If you recall, last year, there were multiple bomb blasts at New Road Park, Sabon Gari, Kano. The Command has achieved a breakthrough. Some suspects are in custody and some exhibits have been recovered.
“Investigation is in top gear. After that, we will be able to furnish you with our discoveries. We shall get to the root of the matter. We won’t rest on our oars to unravel the circumstances surrounding the dastardly act,” Shinaba told journalists at the police headquarters in Bompai.
The Kano police boss disclosed further that in a joint operation with the agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were impounded at Medile Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano.
Items recovered during the raid included primed explosives of three fabricated air conditioner coolants, hand grenades made with cans of drinks, two fabricated fire extinguisher containers built with electronic switch, four pieces of tear-gas cartridges, two gas cylinders as well as three fabricated Turkey oil containers with electric components built to be detonated by remote control.
But for the expertise displayed by the police anti-bomb squad, Shinaba said the explosives which were already primed would have killed the security men that went on the raid and Kano city would have been devastated.
“But all the IEDs were promptly and safely defused by the police anti-bomb squad,” he added.
He enjoined the public “to continue praying at mosques, churches and other places of gathering for the continued peace and progress of the state and the nation, in general.
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DIS IS NO NEWS, AFTER EACH ATTACK THERE MUST B ARESTS. HOW MANY PROSECUTIONS HAS TAKEN PLACE SINCE THOSE ARESTS? HOW MANY OF DIA SPONSORS HAS BEE ARESTED? THEY WIL ONLY TEL US DAT SEVERAL ARESTS AR BEEN MADE. DAT WIL B D END. D COMON NEWS WE WIL HEAR IS ‘D SUSPECTS HAS ESCAPED’ SO STOP DECIEVING US. JUST ALOW DEM 2 CONTINUE DIA MISSION