a suspected Boko Haram member was arrested while attempting to detonate
an explosive at the Centrex unit of the Nigerian Airspace Management
Agency (NAMA), at the international wing of the airport.
to information gathered, the suspect was able to gain access under the
guise that he was a physically-challenged, which truly he is.
Security men of the agency, sensing his unusual movement while trying
to press an object, got him apprehended, upon which he was caught with
an explosive detonator.
The airport police command was promptly alerted, while the suspected bomber was handed over to them.
The suspect was then taken to the Beesam police station, Airport command, where he is currently undergoing interrogation.
Reacting to the incident, NAMA refuted that the suspected bomber was
arrested at one of the its facilities at the international wing of the
According to a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Supo
Atobatele, the suspect was making phone calls on the airport road,
close to CENTREX, an annex office of NAMA, when he was apprehended by
“The basic truth, however, is that the said suspect was on the ground
making calls when the agency’s security personnel accosted him.
“His incoherent explanation exposed him to the security personnel who
later found on him some devices suspected to be explosives,” the
The Managing Director of NAMA, Mr Ibrahim Abdulsalam, in his reaction, commended the security personnel for their vigilance.