Nyanya bomb blasts: DSS parades suspects

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…places N25m bounty on 2 others still at large

By Soni Daniel and Chris Ochai

Abuja – The Department of State Services, DSS, has paraded five suspects, who carried out the May 14 bomb blast at Nyanya bus terminal that claimed 74 lives and injured many others.

The suspects are: Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, alias Abu Ibrahim/Maiturare, Muhammadu Sani Ishaq, Yau Saidu, alias Kotar Rama, Anas Isah and Adamu Yusuf.

At a joint press briefing attended by officials of defence headquarters, the Nigeria Police, the Deputy Director of Public Relations at the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said the blast was masterminded by one Rufai Abubakar Tsiga, a Boko Haram leader, who is currently on the run.


Ogar said Tsiga was assisted by another suspect, one Aminu Sadiq, a student of Arabic Language at the International University of Africa, Sudan and a native of Orokam, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Both men, who are at large, have been declared wanted by the security agencies. The DSS has offered to pay any informant the sum of N25 million for information that may lead to their arrest.

More details later.

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