Man Caught 'Plotting' To Bomb Abuja Mosque

Days after scores of people died in a bomb blast at Nyanya, Abuja, a suspected bomber has been arrested by members of the public and handed over to the police.

The unnamed suspect was arrested on Monday near a mosque at Garki village, Abuja and taken to the local chief's palace before officers of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command took him into custody.

Reports say bystanders saw him scouting around the mosque while speaking to an unidentified accomplice on his mobile phone about his plans to blow up the mosque.

Angry residents apprehended and beat up the would-be-bomber before taking him the palace of the chief Alhaji Usman Nga Kupi.

A palace guard also told Abuja based newspaper that the suspect admitted to be carrying out an assessment of the mosque before carrying out his bomb attack.

Official comments are still expected from the spokesperson of the FCT Police Command DSP Altine Daniel was unsuccessful at the time of filing this report.

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