The Defence Headquarters said troops had arrested two masterminds of last year’s bombing at the Gombe Line Transport Service after a shootout in Gombe on Sunday.

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This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Olukolade said the two suspected high profile terrorists were eventually arrested following surveillance and intelligence operations that tracked them to a check point at Bajoga in the state.

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He said one of the terrorists sustained serious injuries during the encounter and he is being treated at a military medical centre.

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The defence spokesman said interrogation of the suspects had commenced.