On Wednesday evening, the arrest of Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche, one of the masterminds of the Nyanya bombing which killed about 80 persons and leaving 60 persons wounded, was announced by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Directorate of State Security while parading five suspects of April Nyanya bomb explosion On Monday, announced a sum of N25 million for anybody with useful information that could lead to arrest of Ogwuche and the main mastermind, Rufai Abubakar Tsiga.
On Tuesday, International Police (Interpol) issued a warrant of arrest on the man, who was said to be hiding in Sudan.
Directorate of State Service (DSS) spokesperson Marylyn Ogar during the Monday briefing, paraded five suspects in connection with the incident. They include Ahmad Abubakar (aka Abu Ibrahim/Mai Turare), Mohammed Ishaq, Yau Saidu (aka Kotar Rama) Anas Isah and Adamu Yusuf and all confessed to being privy to the plot to bomb Nyanya.
The Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, announced that Ogwuche had been arrested in Sudan and is awaiting extradition home to face charges. The arrest was through the collaborative efforts of Interpol, DSS, Nigeria Police and the Military Attaché to the Nigerian High Commission in Sudan.
Ogwuche, who is a student of Arabic Language at the International University of Africa, Sudan, is a British born Nigerian who deserted the Army in 2006 with service number SVC 95/104.
He served in the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Army at Child Avenue, Arakan Barracks, Lagos, between 2001 and 2006.
Ogwuche was allegedly involved in terrorist activities leading to his arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Nov. 12, 2011, on arrival from the UK.