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Army finds bomb-making material in central Nigeria

Army finds bomb-making material in central Nigeria

An army official says a large amount of bomb-making equipment has been found in a restive city in central Nigeria two weeks ahead of national polls.
Brig. Gen. Hassan Umaru says the materials were found Tuesday in a house located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Jos.
The discovery comes two weeks after soldiers stopped trucks filled with explosives heading for Jos.
Umaru said people "who want to cause confusion" are bringing in ammunition ahead of April polls. Nigerians will vote for a new president on April 9 and new governors on April 16.
Jos is the epicenter of religious violence in Nigeria's "middle belt" where the country's predominantly Muslim north meets a mostly Christian south.


Updated : 2021-03-02 16:41 GMT+08:00