Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boko Haram: Suspects used handsets to detonate bombs, SSS tells court

19 November 2011

The State Security Service, SSS, yesterday, narrated before a Federal High Court in Abuja, how six suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, used GSM handsets to detonate Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, that led to the death of 28 persons between March and July this year.

An investigation officer with the agency, Mr James Izi who testified for this prosecution said with the aid of mobile handsets, the suspects were able to set-off the IEDS at a reasonable distance.

He also told the court that he has been involved in active investigation in the last 30 years, maintaining that the sect used the method to bomb the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Suleja, Niger state, on the eve of the presidential election.

About 16 persons, mostly ad-hoc workers engaged by INEC, lost their lives owing to the explosion.

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