The Police in Plateau have arrested three persons in connection with a bomb factory they discovered around the Angwan-Rogo Area of Jos.
A competent source, craving anonymity, said in Jos on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested after officers of the anti-bomb squad cordon off a building, believed to be housing assorted explosives.
“The Police anti-bomb squad got information that a house, near Sani-Santi bread bakery at Agwan Rogo in Jos North, was suspected to house Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and bomb making materials.
“On the strength of the information, the anti-bomb squad cordon off the area and conducted a search in conjunction with other police officers,’’ the source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN reports that the police command had initially indicated that it would parade the suspects along with the explosives on Monday, but later shelved the idea.
NAN reporters, who went for the briefing on Monday, sighted the explosives, which were later evacuated after the command cancelled the briefing where the suspects and the IEDs would have been paraded.
The source had told NAN that several bags of ammonium nitrate fuel, capable of making 150 IEDs, were discovered.
“Also recovered were seven different kinds of IEDs with remote controls, 26 relay remote controls, 21 relay remote control sensors, 26 Qlink remote controls, 24 pieces hi-way nine volt batteries and two soldering iron/led.
“Others included Vehicle Improvised Bond materials (VIB), four different vehicle plate numbers, firing/electrical cables, one metal drilling machine and several strands of detonating cords.
“Also found in the building were 12 clocks for timing devices,’’ the source added.
Contacted over the cancellation of the briefing, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Salawu Adigun, said the briefing was initially postponed from Monday to Tuesday, but did not give a new date.?