Sequel to the successful extradition of the co-mastermind of April 14 Nyanya bomb blast, Mr Sadiq Ogwuche, the Federal Government, on Thursday, said the chief mastermind of the blast, Rufai Tsiga, is still on its watch list.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the coordinator of the National Information Center (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri, said the security forces were on the trail of Tsiga and other personalities aiding terrorism
in the country.
He said: “The chief mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blast, popularly known as Dr Tsiga, is still on our watchlist, as the security forces are on his trail. When we arrest him, we will make it public like that of Ogwuche, for now he remains a wanted person.”
Omeri said Ogwuche will be tried by Nigerian local law and added that when the need arises, other legal process, which demands international standard, may be applied.
Speaking on the proposed $1 billion loan sought by President Goodluck Jonathan, Omeri said it was a longterm facility which would help reinforce the Nigerian military.
“The loan is a longterm facility sought by Mr President with the approval of the National Assembly to help purchase better equipment for the military and reinforce it.
“It is not aimed at only fighting the Boko Haram war, but for reinforcement of the Nigeria armed forces,” he added.
Speaking on the kidnap of a German national in Adamawa State, the NIC boss said the act was criminal, distasteful and must be rejected by Nigerians, just as he added that government would investigate the act and take necessary actions to protect the lives of citizens.