NSUKKA—An attempt to bomb the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, by members of the Boko Haram sect has been foiled by police and the neighbourhood watch, in Udenu local government area of Enugu State.

On the eve of Christmas, an alleged member of the Boko Haram was arrested between Imilike Agu and Ogboduaba communities in Udenu LGA, Enugu State, allegedly on a mission to bomb University of Nigeria, Nsukka and one other higher institution of learning in Enugu State capital.

A source who pleaded anonymity, said the neighbourhood watch cited a man with strange movement and alien dressing, accosted him for clarification, explaining that he confessed his membership of the Boko Haram sect on a mission to bomb the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The alleged Boko Haram member came out of a forest where he and his accomplices had stayed for several days to buy cigarette but could not locate his way back to the forest before his arrest.

“When he was searched, some explosives were discovered on him, while he was later handed over to Obollo-Afor police division for further interrogation,” the source said.

He further said that the apprehended member of the sect also took them to their hide-out in the forest only for others to flee on sensing danger.

It would be recalled that earlier this year, the Boko Haram issued stern threat to bomb the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and other universities in the South East zone.

Contacted for comment, Enugu State Police Public Relations Officers, PPRO, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, confirmed the report, saying the alleged Boko Haram member who hailed from Kano State, behaved as though he was insane.

The PPRO, noted that there were no explosives recovered from him as widely rumoured, explained that the suspect was currently in police custody while investigation was ongoing.


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