BUK student arrested planting bomb
From Edwin Olofu, Kano
The Kano state Police Command says its men have arrested one Mohammed Kabir, a final year student of (BUK) Kano, for allegedly being in possession of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Magaji Musa Majia, described Kabir as an indigene of Auchi in Edo state.
He explained that the suspect was apprehended recently when he concealed in a bag of flour mixed with guinea corn peels, a remote controlled bomb and dropped it in a junction close to a popular GSM market at Farm center in the city.
The statement said that a passer-by who alerted the police noticed when Kabir, riding on a tricycle, dropped the lethal weapon.
According to the statement, “the police and the bomb disposal unit stormed the area and cordoned off the scene and discovered an IED concealed in a bag.
“The bomb was detonated without any injury to anybody or damage to property around.”
“Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of one Mohammed Kabir, a level 400 student of Business Administration at BUK and lives adjacent to the scene.”
The statement noted that investigation into the matter continues even as the suspect has confirmed ownership of the bag.