The police moved in immediately to detonate the bomb. The police also defused another bomb planted in Congo Russia, central area of Jos city.
That brings to six the numbers of bombs planted at different locations in Jos and Riyom in the last thirty days. Besides, about three bomb factories have been discovered and detonated in Jos so far. In spite of that bombs are been discovered in Jos streets now and then.
Members of the community who got hold of the suspect in Bukuru alleged that there were five of them that went to the scene to plant the bomb but were able to grab one of them, while the other four escaped.
The source said, “We were vigilant because we heard rumour of that attacks were been plotted against this community, so at about 10pm Friday night, we saw people strange to us and we monitored their activities. We later discovered they were about planting an object, so we went after them and we were able to grab one which we handed over to security agencies”
At Congo Russia area of Jos North local government another explosion was averted following the discovery of an improvised explosive devise (IEDS) planted in the neighbourhood by suspected terrorist gang.
The Plateau State Police Command in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Abu Emmanuel, said at about 11pm on Thursday, there was a distress call from the Divisional Police Officer of Nassarawa Gwom about a strange container suspected to be a bomb planted in the area.
“We moved swiftly to the scene to discover it was a bomb and we immediately defused it.
The statement added that Commissioner of police in the state, Dipo Ayeni appreciates and is highly delighted with the manner members of the public reacted to the incident and for notifying the police and called on them to sustain the tempo.
He advised members to report any suspicious movement of criminal elements to security agencies with a view to nip in the bud the criminal activities of terrorist gangs in the state.
The police said, “Yes, we are in custody of the suspect who was found allegedly planting bomb in Bukuru, we cannot disclose his name now, we are investigating the matter to know his level of involvement in the crime, so we assumed he is innocent for now.”