DSS Arrests Suspected Mastermind Of Kogi Bomb Attack

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The Department of State Service (DSS), said it has arrested the suspected mastermind of the explosion that rocked Kogi State in December last year.

Reports say that no fewer than four people were killed in the blast that occurred near the palace of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Okene on December 29.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), went off before President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned some projects during his one-day visit to the State.

According to the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, the suspect, Abdulmumin Otaru aka Abu Mikdad, was arrested alongside one of his associates, Saidu Suleiman on Tuesday.

The spokesman revealed that Otaru was linked to deadly attacks in the State as well as the July 5, 20022 invasion of the Kuje correctional center in Abuja by the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) fighters.

He added that the suspect was shot on the leg by DSS operatives while trying to escape.

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