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Suspected ThisDay bomber's wife arrested



A suspected boko haram residence came down in rumbles on saturday. However, the last occupant is a woman named Hauwa Mohammed who is said to be the widow of the suspected thisday bomber that bombed the thisday office in Abuja last month. Five other women believed to be wives of boko haram operatives, were arrested.

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Items seized from the building before it was bulldozed were 1000 assorted ammunitions and ten bags of fertilizers suspected to be materials used for the production of local exoplosives.  The building was destroyed by the special Task Force (STF) and Joint Task Force (JTF) in Jos.

The women have been taken to the STF headquarters for interrogation. However, Hauwa Mohammed was allowed to talk to reporters before she was taken into custody.

According to Hauwa........ she said "My name is Hauwa Muhammed. I am from Damaturu, I came to Jos a few weeks ago. I was brought by my late husband, but three days ago I was told my husband had died in an accident. "Another man promised to take care of me in Jos here."

Military sources said Hauwa’s husband was the suicide bomber in the attack on ThisDay’s office, Abuja.
Following the bombing, the man’s widow and wife and 11 children were relocated from Maiduguri to Jos.
The STF, in a statement yesterday signed by its media officer, Captain Markus Mdahyelya said two generators, four Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs), and assorted chemicals including sodium oxide, potassium chloride, lead nitrate, aluminium meter powder and one remote control were impounded.
He warned landlords against giving out their houses for use by terrorists, saying landlords should thoroughly screen their tenants and report any suspected person to the appropriate agencies for prompt action.
The village has been placed under heavy military surveillance.

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