Nigeria Police Force expressed optimism, declared that they now have links that would possibly lead to the arrest of the perpetrators Abuja bomb blast, which rocked Nyanya motor park in the morning of April 14, 2014, Monday.
This disclosure was made by Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 7, Suleiman Abba, during a press briefing in Abuja.
He admitted that no arrests have been made so far, but assured that “with the links we have, investigation will lead us to the culprits and they will be arrested”.
The AIG expressed condolences to the families of the victims, stated that the police was making efforts to re-strategise and come out with better approaches towards ensuring that such occurrence never happens again.
He further noted that the logistics and arrangement to prevent a vehicle from gaining access to the motor park premises was there. The scene of the tragedy was “very well fenced, supported by a strong gate for control and checking of vehicular movement” in and out the park.
However, the AIG described the utilisation by the operators as “poor”.
Speaking about the course of the investigation, AIG Abba said:
“After the incident, the IGP, Mohammed Abubakar set up a high-powered team of experienced and highly trained investigators to unravel those behind the dastardly act.”
Replying to the question about why closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras showed themselves useless in capturing suspected bombers, the AIG said:
“Majority of the CCTV cameras in the FCT is working. Not long ago, I took students of the National Defence College on study tour to the control centre and we saw its workability.
“The only challenge is that the installation processes have not been completed. However, let me say that nowhere in the world are installations of CCTV cameras left in the hands of government alone.”
It would be added that the police investigating both local and foreign routes, suspects that a global terrorist ‘White Widow’ may be the mastermind of the attack.