Police Recover 46 Explosive Devices From Residential Building In Kogi

Improvised Explosive Devices Kogi State Police on Monday said 46 Improvised Explosive Devices have been recovered and a suspect arrested from a residential building during an overnight operation.

Speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, said the recovery was made in Okaito area.

He described the building as “an intriguing and disgusting deceit.”

According to him, two of the rooms in the four-bedroom apartment had been converted to a mosque and a church.

Among the items recovered from the building are copies of the Holy Quran and a Bible, a cross, a bell, a candle receptacle and a portrait of Jesus Christ.

Others items are a book entitled: “Islamism and Satanism; Unveiling the Truth ‘’ written by one Answarullah; other religious publications; and books,” Katsina said.

Fifteen capacitors, 15 fuses, one electric detonator with capacity to detonate objects within metres range, five litres of raw acid and roll of firing cables, were also recovered.

Others comprise 250 mm detonating cord, 25 kg of ammonium nitrate, three pieces of handheld phones, a box of nails and 54 ammunitions of 5.56 calibres.

He praised the people living around the church, the target of Sunday’s failed exercise, for their gallantry and ‘adequate response’ when the bomb was detonated.

Mr. Katsina urged landlords to be wary of their tenants.

  1. Shazali garba Reply

    I believe there are some enemies of this country who are determined to destroy this nation May Allah save our country.

  2. Bilqees Reply

    May Allah help Nigeria

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