Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase yesterday [Oct 22] warned Nigerians to avoid the temptation of picking Ipad, phones or laptops not kept by them, saying terrorists now use those items to manufacture bombs.
The police also yesterday paraded the suspects accused of being part of the gang that bombed Abuja suburb of Kuje and Nyanya at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) Headquarters in Abuja. Explosive materials recovered from them were also showcased.
Items recovered from them include: “Engineering textbooks, laptops, phone, face mask, funnel, text tubes, Ipad, 2 number plates, gloves, 27 pieces of detonators, and aluminium 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”.