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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Breaking news from Nigeria - bomb plots foiled

Both from the Vanguard. There is no indication in the two separate reports that both plots involve Boko Haram (only one - sadly there are also plenty of criminal gangs and pirates with no religious motive in Nigeria) or that they are connected.

... authorities of the Nigerian Army Garrison headquarters in Abuja, foiled suicide plots by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram to bomb strategic places within the Federal Capital Territory during the Christmas/New Year celebrations.

Vanguard gathered that two drums loaded with several sizes of cans including those of vegetable oils and palm oil converted to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS), about six AK 47 rifles and timing materials were recovered from the hideout of the plotters.

More details soon

and ENUGU–AN attempt by four persons to blow up the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu with explosives was,Thursday, foiled by operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Enugu State Police Command.

The suspects, whose identities had been kept secret for security reasons, were apprehended while driving to the airport at about 8.30am Thursday.

Posted on 12/27/2012 1:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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