How A ‘Suicide Bomber’ Was Arrested In A Bank – Plateau CP

How A ‘Suicide Bomber’ Was Arrested In A Bank – Plateau CP

15th May 2024, NewsOrient

The arrest of a suspected suicide bomber, one Benjamin Basil, a student of Plateau State Polytechnic, Heipang, Barki Ladi LGA of the State, has been confirmed.

The confirmation was made by the Police in a press briefing on Tuesday.

Benjamin Basil was arrested when he went to a commercial bank with what looked like explosive devices tied around his body and demanded a whopping sum of N100million cash over the counter or he would detonate the ‘bomb.’

A report in Leadership quoted Plateau State Police Command headquarters as saying through the Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Adesina, that “the suspect handed over a note to a cashier in the banking hall demanding for the sum of N100million with the threat that the explosives would be detonated if his request was not granted.”

According to the CP, “Yesterday (Monday) at about 12pm, the command received a distress call from UBA Sparkling Junction, Dadin Kowa, reporting a suspected armed robber.”

The CP said the bank worker immediately reported to the manager of the bank, who swiftly reported to the Police at Rantya Division and evacuated the customers from the bank.

He added that the suspect on sighting the Police vehicle, panicked and started running out of the bank and in the process, his men posted at the bank saw him running and pursued him with the help of the youths in the area, the suspect was apprehended.

The Commissioner of Police further said the case is currently under investigation at the State CID, to ascertain the validity of his claims and to also arrest some of his accomplices.

As at the time of publication, NewsOrient reports that the lone suicide bomber is yet to be linked to any terrorist group in Nigeria.

~ NewsOrient
15th May 2024