The bomber was caught at the Abuja Radio House, where the ministry office is situated. He had with him several rounds of 7.7 mm ammunition and three Type-86 hand grenades, all concealed in a polythene bag inside a black bag.
The Radio House was preparing to play host to ministers during the May 29 Democracy Day.
James Akindele, chief security officer of the building, said the suspect was arrested at the main entrance.
Abuja: A major tragedy was averted on Monday in the Nigerian capital when a suspected suicide bomber was arrested from the office of the federal ministry of information here, a news agency reported.
First Published: Monday, May 21, 2012, 19:55