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Oct 1 Bombings: SSS Display Hardware Recovered From Okah

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: MR HENRY OKAH IN HANDCUFFS LEAVING A SOUTH AFRICAN COURT HOUSE RECENTLY. PHOTO: REUTERS.
PHOTO: MR HENRY OKAH IN HANDCUFFS LEAVING A SOUTH AFRICAN COURT HOUSE RECENTLY. PHOTO: REUTERS.
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ABUJA, Nov 18, (THEWILL) - Nigeria’s Secret Police today displayed hardware used by the alleged bombers during this year’s October 1 celebrations and reiterated its earlier position that the Okah brothers masterminded and facilitated the deadly bombings.

Some of the hardware displayed include: 10 bulletproof jackets, military boots, camouflage vests, water bottles, camp tents, and a wired Mazda car.

Photo: Hardware and car allegedly seized from the Okah brothers.

Spokesperson of the State Security Service (SSS), Marilyn Ogar said “all the items recovered came through Charles Okah and sent to Port Harcourt from Lagos”, adding that “not all the vehicles bought by Henry Okah were wired for the bombings.”

“Military items found in the recovered vehicle sent through a transport company that runs cargo/courier services include: 10 bullet proof jackets, military boots, camp tents and camouflage vests.

“In view of all these discoveries the service seizes this opportunity to warn transport and courier companies to be more circumspect in handling goods for customers as they would be held responsible for carrying prohibited items.

“Equally car dealers are advised to obtain full particulars of persons purchasing cars from them to avoid being held liable on grounds of suspicion. Ogar said: “The press may wish to note that criminal networks and their activities are usually complex and diverse hence painstaking investigations are usually required to effectively unravel them”, adding that “on-going investigations will be pursued diligently until all loose ends are tied up and every culprit apprehended and prosecuted.”

Ogar revealed that the sister of one of the suspects gave the latest information, which led to the recent discoveries, but however refused to make public her name for security reasons, just as newsmen were shown the recovered items from the suspects.