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Soldiers arrest bomb blast masterminds

The suspects were apprehended after a shootout with soldiers on Sunday, June 7, 2015, according to the defence Headquarters (DHQ).

Scene of the Gombe motor park bomb blast

Nigerian troops have arrested two men suspected of being behind the deadly 2014 bomb blast which took place at the Gombe Line Transport Services Park in Gombe State.

The suspects were apprehended in the Bajoga area of the state after a shootout with soldiers on Sunday, June 7, 2015, according to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).

The DHQ made the disclosure via a series of tweets sent out on Tuesday, June 9.

“Two masterminds of last year bombing at the Gombe Line Transport Services have been arrested after a shootout with troops on Sunday,” the DHQ said

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“The two suspected high profile terrorists were eventually arrested following surveillance and intelligence operations that tracked them to a check point at Bajoga in the state. Interrogation of the suspects has started,” it added.

The explosion took place on Friday, October 31, 2014, and left many people dead and several others injured.

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