The military has apprehended six suspected suicide bombers in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state. This arrest was made few hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled rally in the state on Monday.
Witnesses said that the suspected male bomber was seen entering an uncompleted building around 5:45pm on Sunday evening, but later came out wearing female dress to disguise himself, but unknown to him, some residents were watching his moves and as soon as he wanted to board a commercial Keke NAPEP, the residents got the military alerted and the place was immediately cordon off the roundabout.
He said the military immediately arrested the suspect and when he was interrogated he confessed and led them to the five others who also dressed in female attires close by the roundabout.
The eyewitness said the suspects said they were on a mission in the state to burn churches and that they are thirty in number.
According to the eyewitness, the suspects attempted to escape, but were apprehended by the military.
The suspects were wearing the Boko Haram sect’s tattoo all over their bodies which indicated they are members of the terrorist group.
He said they were quickly whisked away to the Army Barracks for further interrogation.
Residents called on the security to do everything possible to fish out the remaining of them who are at large and are moving within the state capital.