The Defence Headquarters’ statement uploaded on their official website did not disclose the identity of the person taken into captivity but says troops are holding a man suspected to be connected with the explosion.
According to the military, “the young man who was apprehended by the military patrol team that swooped into the area immediately after the explosion, disguised as a woman clad in female garb” to avoid arrest.
“Youths in the area attempted to mob him while he was being arrested but were restrained by troops who quickly whisked him away in an armoured personnel carrier”, it explained.
The suspect is currently being interrogated by security agencies in a bid to ascertain his links.
Twin bomb explosions left at least 72 people dead in Kaduna, Kaduna State, North Central Nigeria on Wednesday. The first bomb exploded in a car at Alkali road, while the second exploded in Kawo area, close to the 1 Division of the Nigeria Army.
Former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari and a respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi narrowly escaped unhurt.
General Buhari (Rtd) has described the bomb attack as an assassination attempt.