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486 Suspected Terrorists including 8 Girls Arrested in Abia



486 suspected terrorists arrested in Abia Bella Naija

Soldiers in Abia arrested 486 suspected terrorists, including eight girls were arrested on Sunday.

The suspects who are reportedly from Kano, Taraba and Jigawa states, informed soldiers that they were on their way to Port Harcourt to look for work when they were arrested, Vanguard reports.

Soldiers intercepted them around 2 a.m  as they were travelling in  a convoy of 35 Hummer buses between Arungwa Junction on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway and Imo Gate.

Those arrested are aged from 16 years upwards.

The suspects were arrested on the same day police authorities in Imo state foiled a bombing attempt at Winner’s Chapel church.

Authorities stated that further investigation would assist in uncovering the true mission of the suspects.

Photo Credit: Vanguard


  1. Naija4real

    June 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Abeg dose in authority shld do sometin now b/4 dem scatter us dis side(south-south/south-east)

  2. nnn

    June 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Hey God!!!!!! Abegoooo save your Children,What kind of a thing is this…Aburu Ismael..

  3. Bleed Blue

    June 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    My first thought was that this was simply an unfair case of rounding up Northerners to parade them as suspects, but I have to admit the “convoy of hummer buses” situation is a bit suspicious.

    And then they’re all off to PH to look for work? Is there a recruitment fair going on there this week?

    • mrs chidukane

      June 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

      They’re probably running away from the mess in the North but please they should go back because if any bombing takes place in the east, they’ll be hounded and killed. There is no job for them here. And besides, most of them turn blind eyes when ibos and Christians are killed so I don’t know why they’re running away

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      June 17, 2014 at 11:13 am

      My sister, I think it may still be a witch hunt, especially knowing the staggering incompetence of our national police force. Just coming from the North of Nigeria could now put you in danger of being labelled a terrorist. And I can see why people are now migrating to the south to find work as the instability in the north probably means a lot of forms of employment have now dried up. Maybe they heard PH was booming with oil related wealth and decided to go and try their luck….

    • Xavier

      June 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      I wonder what u saw to see this as witch-hunt, close to 500 so called applicants migrating almost densly populated town for job. Nawa ooo

    • BEEBEE

      June 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Witch hunt? please o do not allow emotions becloud your reasoning!These people do not think twice when they want to take lives ,the question is which job opportunity lies where they claim?,job search in a convoy?hello?,just be security conscious ! Shine your eyes o!

    • Iris

      June 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      My dear I’m trying to be objective but I don’t know o. It’s hard. Were these commercial buses? Who rented and drove them? Hopefully they give us more info. As much as I hate that we’ve gotten to this point, we have to be more security conscious everywhere, especially since there was an incident in Imo. If something happens now we’ll say police stopped 35 buses at night and then let them through.

    • chi-e-z

      June 20, 2014 at 6:17 am

      Yeah could be witch hunt..could be info… maybe a wealthy northerner in the south sponsored them to come for their security and job opportunity. It could be a situation of segregated “profiling” as the cops hide behind in the states. North, south, east, west Nigeria is freaking size of Texas when the rest of the world sees us they don’t know who is from what part and I don’t blame them.we are the freaking size of one state in the U.S. with can’t we get along and progress peacefully. Human beings smh.

    • BEEBEE

      June 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

      unfair koo!,rounding up nii!,better open your eyes

    • Modella

      June 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      @BEEBEE did you read the full comment at all? Or are you simply a buffoon looking for where to talk nonsense?
      One has to look at these things objectively @bleedblue. It may be that they were up to no good. But it may also be that they were simply on a job hunt. I hope justice will prevail.

  4. 5'5

    June 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    If you look hard enough, even the dumbest circumstance will look suspicious.
    I am a Northerner and i am not a terrorist. Say No to Ethnic Profiling today!

  5. deb

    June 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    They were going to look for jobs. The person that provided them with 35 buses in the North could have as well employed them instead of coming here.

  6. Akpos!

    June 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    my thoughts exactly…@bleedblue. 35 hummer buses in a convoy at 2am in the early hours of the morning..with all the passengers claiming to be job seekers…la wa lo! some northern brain drain indeed.

    • Bleed Blue

      June 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      @Akpos! Absolutely. Some northern brain drain indeed.

  7. goddess of victory

    June 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    They decided to migrate at night in hummer buses of not even one known transport company in search of employment in such a large group at the same time. In all, God is still in charge.

  8. Benson Ossai

    June 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I do not agree that they were going to PH to seek for greener pastures.These guys are on a mission.But whatever, God will forever be on the throne to continue to watch this country and all the enemies of this country will soon perish.Whoever swore that he will disintegrate this country will definitely fail.Can i hear AMEN!

  9. emeka

    June 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    This story does not add up at all. Why would terrorists who are usually prepared to die fighting give themselves up so easily to a common police check point of four or five police men? Even with their bare hands, nearly 500 men could have easily over-powered that police check point. They gave themselves up because they probably had nothing to hide. 500 men is more than almost any current operational army formation in any Nigerian state outside the North East right now. If they meant havoc, it would have been easier for them to just invade the whole state.
    If you actually use your head, this story makes no sense. 750,000 have been displaced by the instability in the North, why is it a surprise that 500 of them would arrive at the same time looking for work?
    All I see is dangerous paranoia.

  10. osinakachi

    June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Paranoia or not, everyone should be security conscious considering the recent happenings in the country. They say “its only a fool who runs around chasing rats when his house is on fire” The insecurity in the country is worsening and we need to take necessary measures to curb this insecurity.

  11. ay

    June 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    to look for work in hummer 35 hummer buses? Derris God o

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