The Nigerian military on Friday said it arrested a suspected bomber who disguised as a woman.
A statement by the Defence Headquarters said the man who dressed like woman was suspected to be connected with the explosion targeted at the convoy of former military Head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, in Kaduna.
The attack occurred near the busy Kawo Market in Kaduna, killing over 75 people, the police said. A bomb-laden car rammed into the ex-leader’s convoy after trailing it for a distance, and unsuccessfully trying to overtake the escort vehicle to reach Gen. Buhari’s armoured SUV.
The military said the suspect was arrested by a security team that arrived at the explosion site not long after the blast. He was caught while trying to mix with the crowd of onlookers.
Some youths in the area tried to lynch the suspect while being arrested but were restrained by troops who whisked him away in an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
The statement said the suspect is being interrogated by security agencies to figure out his links with the attempt on Gen. Buhari’s life.[The Sun]