Maiduguri — A Toyota Camry car carrying high profile explosives was on Monday afternoon intercepted by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri.
Daily Trust gathered that the explosives were meant for suicide attack in Borno and Yobe states.
A security source told our reporter that the car was found around Moduganari area three hours after the men of the JTF condoned off the area in search of the vehicle.
Our reporter gathered that security forces have been on the trailed of the bomb laden vehicle since Sallah day before it was finally intercepted yesterday.
Spokesman of the JTF Lt. Col Sagir Musa confirmed the incident in a statement yesterday, saying the task force acting on information obtained from arrested Boko Haram suspect intercepted a heavily and dangerous Improvised Explosive Device inside a Toyota Camry car 2001 model with registration number Borno AA 867 MAF.
According to him, the car was intercepted around 6:30pm on Monday at Tudun Quarters in Maiduguri.
"The vehicle was heading to an unknown destination when it was intercepted. The sponsor of the suicide bomber led by a high profile terrorist commander is under surveillance and would soon be arrested by the JTF. This is the deadliest bomb laden vehicle to be arrested by the JTF in Maiduguri. Had the suicide bomber got its target, fatalities would have been very high" Musa said in the statement.
Items recovered from the vehicle, according to him, included four cylinders, four DAF gas oil cylinders, constructed IED, and other bomb making materials earmarked for suicide bombing.