23 Mar '11, 2pm

Nigeria: Large amount of bomb-making equipment found in a restive city of Jos and 3 suspects are arrested.

LAGOS (Nigeria) - A LARGE amount of bomb-making equipment has been found in a restive city in central Nigeria just weeks ahead of national polls, authorities said Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Hassan Umaru said three suspects are being held in connection to the materials found Tuesday in a house in an expensive residential neighborhood in the city of Jos. Materials included dozens of detonators, lab equipment, a timer and an instructional manual on bomb-making. 'Depending on the combination, this equipment can cause lethal damage anywhere,' Mr Umaru said. The discovery comes two weeks after soldiers stopped trucks loaded with weapons and explosives heading for Jos. Authorities said they carried more than 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) of ammunition along with explosive material, detonators and other equipment used to make bombs. 'We can't leave any room for these items to be use...

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