By  Wole Mosadomi
In a related development, Niger State police command, yesterday, announced the arrest of five persons suspected to have masterminded the Sunday bomb explosion in Suleja town and  attributed the  frequent bomb blast  to the influx of migrants .

Niger State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Maishanu who addressed newsmen in Minna, yesterday described the arrest as a break through for the police following the recent clamp down on the leaders of the sect. The police boss said although nobody has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb blast, proper investigation is still going on while more arrests would be made with the intelligence report being gathered on the matter.

Alhaji Maishanu disclosed that police in Minna has concluded its own preliminary investigation on those arrested while they have been transferred to the zonal police headquarters for more investigations.

The commissioner then called on churches, individuals and corporate organizations in the state to join hands with the police and other security agencies in the state to wage total war on the criminals in the area, adding that the Sunday Suleja blast would have been more devastating but for the combined security network put in place by the church, the police and other security agencies in the area.

“If not for the vigilance of the security agencies and the security personnel of the churches within the vicinity of the place of the latest incidence, the loss of lives and property would have been worse than the past ones and that is why we advise that vigilance should be our watchword,” the commissioner of police remarked.

He also attributed the frequent bomb blast in Suleja town in particular mainly to the influx of migrants to the town especially because of its proximity to Abuja, the Federal Capital.

“Because of the influx of these migrants, there is population explosion in Suleja which has made it very difficult to really control crime in the city and besides, the town lacks proper town planning and all these have made it very vulnerable to crime but I can assure you that we are doing our best to arrest the situation and bring sanity to the town”, he said.


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