The State Security Service has announced the discovery of a bomb-making factory in Suleja, near Abuja. It also claimed that six suspected perpetrators of bombings linked to the Boko Haram sect were arrested. Suleja has witnessed a number of bomb attacks in time past. First was the attack on the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the eve of the National Assembly elections in April. At least 13 people were killed in the attack. The one that followed three months later claimed three lives when an explosive device was hurled inside a church
SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar told journalists that one of the suspects arrested hails from Niger Republic. She said “a non-descript building where the improvised explosive devices are assembled has been uncovered” and materials recovered included a gas cylinder, detonator materials and other items.
The SSS did not specify whether the suspects also had a hand in the explosion that rocked the United Nations building recently.
The SSS had earlier declared one Mamman Nur wanted in connection with the attack.