by ‘Jola Sotubo
According to the Defence Headquarters, the mystery surrounding Sunday’s bombing in Adamawa is close to being solved as a prime suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime.
The explosion, which shook the residents of the Mubi area of the state to the core, is confirmed to have killed 18 people and left 19 others severely injured.
News of the arrest made was disclosed by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade who stated that the suspect had been arrested based on reports from witnesses.
The Nation reports:
The statement said: “In recent operational engagements of troops deployed to fight terrorism in North Eastern Nigeria, a key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked the Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa State on Sunday evening has been arrested by troops who cordoned the area in a swift response to the explosion.
“The suspect was nabbed as observant members of the public confirmed sighting him alight from the vehicle used in conveying the explosive device that was detonated in Kabang shortly before the explosion.
“So far, 19 persons wounded in the explosion have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention in hospitals while 18 others have been confirmed dead.”
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