Task force discovers bomb factory in troubled Jos

Date: 23-03-2011 9:31 am (10 years ago) | Author: Pholake
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- at 23-03-2011 09:31 AM (10 years ago)
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The Special Task Force in Jos discovered extensive bomb making equipment in a house located at the Millionaires Quarters, around the city centre, yesterday.

Military officers on a routine check stopped two men, Damtala Babawo and Peter Gotung, who claimed to be commercial motorcyclists, and found bomb making items in their polythene bags. Parading the suspects before journalists at the task force headquarters, spokesperson of the force, Charles Ekeocha said the hideout was discovered following the arrest of the two men.

“Our men arrested two men at the Lamingo junction (Jos North area) with some items in a black polythene bag. When they examined the content, they discovered they were bomb manufacturing instruments,” Mr Ekeocha said. “The two men were arrested, and when we interrogated them, they made statements that led us to this house at Millionaires Quarters where we discovered these items you are seeing.” Mr Ekeocha said the military had to go to court to get a search warrant before it launched the search.

“It was a cordon and search exercise and we discovered various equipment of bomb making value there. The real suspect, one Frank Anyor, had escaped before we got there. But we are holding one Terdo Anyor, his junior brother, whom we found in the house,” he said.

Shocking discovery

The equipment recovered, according to Mr Ekeocha include: A detonating cord, 33 electric detonators, a PH temperature monitoring metre, one briefcase containing PH metre, a handy lab, one conical flask, and two titronic machines. There were also an electrode, ERSA test tube, a briefcase of tubes for bomb making, an instructional manual on bomb making, a pamphlet on bomb making and a Hameg counter for timing.

Mr. Ekeocha also mentioned the discovery of four axis oster telescopes, extension wires, battery chargers, Imasol cleaning oil for telescope, measuring wheel for lamp cord, a carton of dynamite, theodolite, one safety fuse, and 27 detonators.

He said the suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigations and announced that the task force have received more reinforcement, especially security patrol vehicles, from the defence headquarters yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, an attack on Baten village in Wereng district of Riyom Local Government Area Monday night left two women and two children dead. The assailants escaped as the villagers mustered an immediate counter attack.

A lingering crisis

The build-up to the Jos crises which have lingered on for years took a morbid twist in March 2010 when unidentified herdsmen attacked a village; Dogo Nahawa in the early hours of the day and killed hundreds of children and women. Ever since, there have been series of similar killings across Plateau State, with few suspects jailed.

The crisis seems to have both ethnic and religious dimensions with ethnic issues paramount as ethnic groups: the Berom, Anaguta, Afizere and the Hausa-Fulani, all claiming pre-eminence and the question of who was “indigene” or “settler” causing serious problems.

Religion was infused into the crisis during the last Christmas eve when three bombs were detonated across different locations in the state as Christians were busy shopping for the event. The explosion claimed about 40 lives with a number of others injured. However, religious leaders, such as the Sultan of Sokoto; Sa’ad Abubakar and president of the Christian Association of Nigerian; Ayo Oritsejafor, immediately called a press conference and insisted that the conflicts in the Plateau State capital were not religious, but political.

The state governor, Jonah Jang in a state wide broadcast alleged that, “the aim of the masterminds is to put Christians against Muslims and spark up another round of violence.” He claimed that it was part of the calculated attempts to scuttle the peace achieved from the efforts of the state and federal government.

Both the state government and federal government have set up a number of panels to look into the root causes of the crises and a number of reports have been issued by the committees whose recommendations were not implemented.



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Posted: at 23-03-2011 09:31 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- mercycruise at 23-03-2011 12:00 PM (10 years ago)
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for sure on a serious note that state needs to be declared as a state of emergency!!!
Posted: at 23-03-2011 12:00 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dee4evr at 23-03-2011 12:32 PM (10 years ago)
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God will expose all the evil works of darkness in this our beloved country in Jesus name. Amen.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 12:32 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- pholake at 23-03-2011 01:13 PM (10 years ago)
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Amen
Posted: at 23-03-2011 01:13 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- solid_solid at 23-03-2011 01:19 PM (10 years ago)
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good job there
Posted: at 23-03-2011 01:19 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- skyleo at 23-03-2011 01:19 PM (10 years ago)
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Where can we get flame without a fire? They are producing all this things under the directives of some prominent people that if they mention their names we citizens will hardly belive it. May God help us and save us.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 01:19 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ajento at 23-03-2011 02:01 PM (10 years ago)
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Stupid nomads.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:01 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 23-03-2011 02:23 PM (10 years ago)
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Passing and walking fast because of any bomb expolsions..... Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:23 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Eucharia at 23-03-2011 02:37 PM (10 years ago)
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Na wa oo Jos, a very quite city before is now a city of all evil
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:37 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- monday3 at 23-03-2011 02:38 PM (10 years ago)
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jos was a good state to live ,but bad egg people did not alow people to have rest of mind in that state.animals
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:38 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- williams100 at 23-03-2011 02:50 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: mercycruise on 23-03-2011 12:00 PM
for sure on a serious note that state needs to be declared as a state of emergency!!!


WELL SAID AND SUPPORTED.I HAVE SAID IT PREVIOUSLY.JOS OWN DON TOO MUCH.NA ONLY DEM DEY NIGERIA SEF????RUBBISH DEVELOPMENT.MAKE DEM TURN TO AFGHANISTAN NA.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:50 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- blings_is_back at 23-03-2011 02:55 PM (10 years ago)
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hmmmm
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:55 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- kaat75 at 23-03-2011 02:57 PM (10 years ago)
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when will all this senseless killings stop?
Posted: at 23-03-2011 02:57 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nwakama at 23-03-2011 03:07 PM (10 years ago)
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Let us fish them out, both the political Tzars and their thugs so that peace will rain in Jos.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 03:07 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bafyguy at 23-03-2011 03:33 PM (10 years ago)
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nice 1
Posted: at 23-03-2011 03:33 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- wisdoo at 23-03-2011 04:22 PM (10 years ago)
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it is not too bad it is part of globalization
Posted: at 23-03-2011 04:22 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- faggo at 23-03-2011 04:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Were are those accusing Muslims for every bomb blast in Jos,thnks to Almighty Allah that the true is now manifeting it sefl,last sunday three people who attemted to plant a bomb lost their life in an attempt to plant a bomb,and this people happen to be chriatian and now bomb factory is discover in Jos and this time also the people involved were native christian of Jos.
Posted: at 23-03-2011 04:24 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- interpo77 at 23-03-2011 04:36 PM (10 years ago)
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thank you Almighty God for this discovering, its shows that our heartly prayers over jos has being anwserd,
this is the begining of down fall of those hooligans that sweared that pple will never live in peace,
well done mr Ekeocha and ur boiz
Posted: at 23-03-2011 04:36 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- simele at 23-03-2011 05:00 PM (10 years ago)
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to destroy
Posted: at 23-03-2011 05:00 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- harold634 at 23-03-2011 05:07 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Dee4evr on 23-03-2011 12:32 PM
God will expose all the evil works of darkness in this our beloved country in Jesus name. Amen.

AMEN
Posted: at 23-03-2011 05:07 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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