The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has advised Nigerians to avoid the temptation of picking iPad, phones or laptops not kept by them, as terrorists now use these attractive gadgets in manufacturing bombs.
The IGP’s warning came on the heels of the arrest of some suspects at Karamajiji Village, behind Military Cemetery, Airport road in Abuja, with dangerous bombing tools.
A statement yesterday by Force spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Olabisi Kolawole, said items found on the suspects include: “Engineering textbooks, laptops, phone, face mask, funnel, text tubes, iPad, 2 number plates, gloves, 27 pieces of detonators, and aluminum powder”.
Other items are: “Hexomine, hydrogene peroxide, sulphur powder, sodium azide plus nitrate, iron 11 oxide, soldering wire, sugar, litmus paper, sodium carbonate, thermometre, chlorate, filter paper, strings, potassium chlorate, 12 ready-made Improvised Explosives Devices(IED), and a full bag of fertilizer”.
“The IGP said the arrest of the suspects was made possible by the proactive nature of the newly formed Intelligence Response Team”, Kolawole added.