The State Security Service (SSS), in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, has arrested five suspects with about 60 explosive devices at Yaranguruza and Burinde areas within the Gombe State capital.
Disclosing this to journalists yesterday in Gombe, the state director, SSS, Mr. B. Asha, said the all-explosive devices were packaged in the empty tins of soft drinks meant to be planted in some strategic areas in the state.
He further explained that it was the SSS, through the security report, that discovered the movement of some explosive devices within the city town, and acted immediately in collaboration with army and anti-bomb Squad, and discovered a hideout of the bomb devices.
He stated that, after the security operatives discovered where the devices were packed, they also took all to the outside town where they would be disposed of opposite the Federal College of Education, Gombe.
But, according to a source close to security agencies, most of the devices had been recovered at Katako Market in Anguwar Burindi and Yalanguruza areas within Gombe metropolis, saying that some of the suspects were also arrested in the same area.