ICC Note: Nigerian authorities have arrested two Boko Haram suspects who have been linked to the October 2nd Abuja bombing attacks that resulted in 18 people killed. Officials reportedly recovered a vast amount of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along with their electronic detonators in what appeared to be the preliminary stages of another attack on the Nigerian capital. The Islamist radical group Boko Haram has increased their brutal surge of suicide attacks in the last month as they seem to be losing ground in the region. Boko Haram continues to target Christian communities for rape, kidnapping, and murder, but has recently expanded its terror to target Muslims as well.
10/14/2015 Nigeria (BBC) – Two prime suspects and masterminds of multiple explosions that ripped through the outskirts of the Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on 2 October have been arrested, the police said.
The attacks in Kuje and Nyanya suburbs, believed to have been carried out by the Islamist militant group in Boko Haram, killed at least 18 people.
The police said in a statement that it had foiled another attempt by suspected terrorists to carry out another in the capital.
It added that it had recovered “12 already prepared and primed home made explosives… 28 pieces of electronic detonators and large quantity of IED-making materials”.
The suspects would soon be arraigned in court, the statement said.