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Nigeria military discovers Boko Haram bomb factory in Yobe

The Defence headquarters has said troops have discovered terrorist bomb a making factory in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe State. A statement…

The Defence headquarters has said troops have discovered terrorist bomb a making factory in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe State.

A statement by Defence spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said the troops discovered the bomb factory, where improvised explosive devices used by terrorists were produced during ongoing cordon and search of the area.

He said a large quantity of IEDs including those commonly used by suicide bombers were recovered from the site, adding that, the factory, which was located in a fertilizer company, where terrorists also converted some of the materials there for production of all types of IEDs.

“Troops are still evacuating the materials which include a large quantity of suicide bomber vests from the facility to their base.  It is believed that the heavy caliber bomb used in blowing up the bridge between Damaturu and Buni Yadi was produced in the factory,” the DHQ said.

Olukolade further stated that the terrorists were sacked from Buni Yadi after a military assault that was conducted last Saturday. However, the troops advance was delayed by the series of IEDs planted on the highway leading to Buni Yadi.

He disclosed that four soldiers died from such IEDs in the course of the operation to clear terrorists from the town.

Olukolade said: “this discovery is expected to degrade the capability of terrorists in the production of explosives, which they have been using lavishly in the area until they were dislodged from their stronghold.”