Abuja Blasts: Soldiers Kill One Suspect, Arrest Another
Abuja - The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said
on Wednesday that soldiers killed one of the suspected bombers of EMAB
Plaza in Abuja and arrested another.
Omeri told newsmen in Abuja that the attackers came on a power bike and
planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by the entrance of the
He also confirmed the death of 21 persons and 17 others injured in the
blast which also damaged several vehicles.
NAN gathered that the suspects, who attempted to flee the scene of the
incident, were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade on
patrol duty in the area.
One of them later died from wounds sustained from gunshots while a bag
containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects.
NAN correspondents reported that some of the victims were receiving
treatment at the National Hospital, Wuse General Hospital and Maitama
General Hospital, where movement had been restricted.
FCT Minister Bala Mohammed gave an assurance during a visit to the Maitama
hospital that the Federal Government would foot the medical bills of the
Mohammed advised residents to be very vigilant at all times and report
suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action to check such