The Special Task Force in charge of internal security in Jos code-named Operation Safe Haven has averted an explosion on Friday night, when a group of people? fired a 36 hand grenade into? a mosque located at Bukuru Express way, in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to LEADERSHIPSUNDAY, the incident occurred at about 8:30pm on Friday night, as about 10 people were in the mosque preparing to commence prayer when the rocket was fired by the suspected group.
Media and Information Officer of the STF, Captain Salisu Mustapha who confirmed the development, said, “This is to inform the general public and good people of Plateau State that there was an attempted explosion at a mosque located along Bukuru Express way in Jos South Local Government Area on 1st March, 2013 by 0830pm.
Continuing, the statement reads: “Miscreants threw a 36 hand grenade into a Mosque but it failed to detonate, thereafter they fired shots into the air and escaped, adding that no arrest was made.
Captain Mustapha stressed that it took the swift intervention of the STF personnel who cordoned off the area to avert breakdown of law and other.
He enjoined people to be vigilant and report any suspicious objects, persons or activities in their areas to security agencies as investigation was going on to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act.