Boko Haram Bombs Concealed In Food Flasks Get Intercepted In Maiduguri

Published On: December 24, 2015, 8:14 pm (4 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East

Thousands of Muslims celebrating Maulud, which is the birthday of holy Prophet Muhammad, on Thursday escaped what would have possibly been an all-time record calamity, had some eagled-eyed vigilante operatives not intercepted five food flasks filled with bombs outside a popular Maiduguri mosque.

According to PremiumTimes, five suspects believed to be members of Boko Haram loaded five big food flasks (otherwise known as coolers) on a hand-pushed cart and headed for Medinatu Mosques in the heart of Maiduguri, Borno state, where adherents of the Tijjaniya Islamic sect were marking the Maulud Nabiyi.

Fortunately, they were arrested before they got to their destination.

The arrested bombers, according to witnesses, earlier claimed the giant food flasks contained hot rice cooked to be delivered to the celebrating Muslims as gifts.

Normally, during such occasions, which normally attracts thousands of Muslims from different parts of the country, and even from outside it, to the popular Sheikh Abdulfathi mosque located in Medinatu neighbourhood of Old Maiduguri, individuals usually make charity donations in form of foods and other consumables to help make visitors comfortable.

“When we saw them coming with handpush-cart filled with food flasks, we thought they were normal people that usually come here,” said Aminu Abdullahi, an operative of the Civillan-JTF.
“We almost passed them on when one of our members instinctively asked what the content of the large food flasks were, and they said ‘hot rice to be delivered to the Sheik’s guests’. All of us were almost deceived but when we insisted on seeing the flasks opened for proper inspection, the conveyors became jittery, and by the time we forced them to open the flask we were shocked to find coupled bombs in all the flasks”.
Witnesses said the arrested culprits were all surrounded before they could escape and handed over to the soldiers in the neighbourhood.

The spokesman of the Borno State branch of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Muhammed Abba Gava, who confirmed the development said, “it was an act of God that those bombs were Intercepted on time: we have over 5000 people converging in Abdulfathi’s mosque and who knows what could have become of them had those bombs detonated”.

Security has been beefed up in most parts of Maiduguri ahead Christmas on Friday, PremiumTimes reports.

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Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 08:14 PM | Addicted Hero
na wa ooooooooooo
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 08:27 PM | Addicted Hero
kp45 kp45 (m)
Na wa o a whole five cooler
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 08:38 PM | Hero
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 08:49 PM | Gistmaniac
God purnish all Boko members in Jesus' name.
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 09:07 PM | Gistmaniac
Nice one by the vigilante group. Our military guys should be help them get rid of these Boko Haram guys once and for all
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 09:49 PM | Gistmaniac
They vigilantes should be encouraged in any way because they are in a better position than the police and army in detecting those evil disciples of satan called bokoharam
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 09:59 PM | Gistmaniac
Novic Novic (m)
Boko haram they mad ooo, these people just they use different tatic to carry out there evil ways. God have catch you people
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 10:21 PM | Hero
Shea be our politician the celebrate today that they have ended this boko haram boys then how comes this one's here.
Posted: (4 years ago) on 24-12-2015 11:29 PM | Hero
Good job
Posted: (4 years ago) on 25-12-2015 05:46 AM | Hero
Hmmmm na wa o.
Posted: (4 years ago) on 25-12-2015 06:01 PM | Addicted Hero
at least they have caught them.
Posted: (4 years ago) on 27-12-2015 03:51 AM | Hero
tnk God o say dem catch dem. may God help us IJN
Posted: (4 years ago) on 29-12-2015 10:31 PM | Hero
Nice job soldiers.
Posted: (4 years ago) on 9-01-2016 10:31 AM | Gistmaniac