Saturday, 14 March 2015

Troops Discover Terrorists Bomb Factory In Yobe

The Nigeria mili­tary has said that the ongo­ing cordon and search by troops in Buni Yadi,Gujba Lo­cal Government Area of Yobe State has led to the discovery of a bomb making factory, where improvised ex­plosive devices (IEDs) used by terrorists were being produced. A large quantity of IEDs including those commonly used by sui­cide bombers were re­covered from the site.

A press state­ment, signed by Director Defence Information,Major General Chris Oluko­lade, said, the factory, which was located in a fertiliser company, has also converted some of the materials therein for production of all types of IEDs. Troops, the statement said, 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 calibre bomb used in blowing up the bridge between Dama­turu and Buni Yadi was produced in the facto­ry,” the press statement said.

The statement further said that the terrorists were sacked from Buni Yadi after a military as­sault that was conducted last Saturday, stressing, “ The troops advance was delayed by the series of IEDs planted on the highway leading to Buni Yadi. Four soldiers died from such IEDs in the course of the operation to clear terrorists from the town. 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.”

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