Daily Trust (Abuja)

20 June 2012

Nigeria: Chadians, Nigeriens, Cameroonians Responsible for Terror in North - CP

Kaduna — Nationals of the Chad, Cameroon and Niger republics were responsible for most of the terrorism acts in the North as many of them were arrested, Kaduna State commissioner of police, Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar, has said.

The commissioner said his command arrested nine persons with 15 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and 17 gas cylinders in Kaduna metropolis.

Addressing newsmen yesterday on the insecurity in the state, the commissioner said the police would soon take drastic measures on these nationals who, he said, were conniving with criminal elements in the country to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians.

"Nationals of Niger, Cameroon and Chad are responsible for the terrorism act in the North; they are unleashing terror on innocent Nigerians in connivance with some criminal elements in the country; enough is enough because we will soon take drastic measures against them; we have arrested many of them in connection with these acts," he said.

The command, according to him, arrested a total of nine suspected criminal elements, who on interrogation confessed killing of some innocent persons in Kaduna metropolis and environs.

"Exhibits recovered from them included 15 IEDs that could have caused serious harm in the state if un-intercepted. The IEDs were meant for last Friday. We recovered one AK47, two pistols, one FNC rifle and six magazines," he said.

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