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Abuja Blasts: Soldiers Kill One Suspect, Arrest Another

Source: pointblanknews.com

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

shopping mall.
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

victims.
Mohammed advised residents to be very vigilant at all times and report

suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action to check such

attacks.