Nyanya Blast: SSS Parades Five Terrorist Suspects

Five persons were yesterday paraded by the Department of State Security (DSS) in Abuja over the April 14 bombing of Nyanya motorpark on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in which over 75 persons were killed and more than 100 injured.

Those paraded for allegedly having a link to the bombing are: Ahmad Rufai Abubakar, 43; Muhammadu Sani Ishaq, 30; Yau Saidu, 28; Adamu Yusuf, 43; and Anas Isah, 22.

Marilyn Ogar, DSS spokesperson during the press briefing also declared Rufai Tsiga (aka Dr. Tsiga) and a military deserter, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, masterminds of the blast wanted.

Ogar also announced a cash reward of N25 million for information that could lead to their arrest.

According to Ogar, Ogwuche, with service number SVC 95/104, served in the intelligence unit of the Nigerian Army at Child Avenue, Arakan Barracks, Lagos, between 2001 and 2006 and was posted to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2006 before absconding the force.

She said investigations had indicated that Tsiga and Ishaq had moved a vehicle laden with explosives to the Nyanya bus station on the night of April 13, 2014.

“In the morning of April 14, Tsiga moved the explosives-laden vehicles to the position from where he detonated the explosives,” she revealed.

Giving the confessional statement of Ishaq, Ogar said: “Ishaq revealed that Tsiga informed him that the bombs used for the blast were coupled at the residence of one Adamu Yusuf on a day before the blast, and he and Tsiga drove the car laden with explosives and parked it behind four buses inside the Nyanya bus park overnight, after which they left the area.”

 

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