Mr. Mohammed, who was speaking to State House correspondents about Monday’s attack at the Taraba State Ministry of Finance, said the police had intensified efforts toward checking the activities of terror groups across the country.
Terrorists threw explosives at the motorcade of the Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mamman Sule, while he was going through the ministry to his own office.
Mr. Mohammed refuted the claim that the Taraba attack was targeted at the Taraba State police commissioner, saying that arrests had been made in connection with the attack.
“You see, my Commissioner of Police was not the target and it (bomb) was placed on the road and it exploded; nothing has happened to the Commissioner and we have made arrests.”
“We can confirm that 11 people were killed. 10 people died at the spot, while one person died at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo,’’ Umar Waziri, the Red Cross Information Coordinator in Taraba told journalists on Monday.
Twenty persons including two university professors were killed on Sunday when gunmen armed with grenades and rifles attacked worshippers at the St Stephen Catholic Church, Bayero University, Kano, while several others were injured.
The two professors, Professor Ayodele of the Chemistry Department and Professor Andrew Leo of the Library Department, were among the dead.