The Nigerian army in its ongoing war against Boko Haram has discovered another bomb-making factory in Kumshe, Borno state. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, with attached photographs of some of the recovered bomb-making items.
Earlier this year, a troop from 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army uncovered another bomb making factory in Borno state, barely a month after one was busted in Dikwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
In the statement, he said troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B on clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents at Kumshe made startling discoveries of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory, rockets and high caliber ammunition.
As the battle to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists intensify, Nigerian army troops carrying out mop up operations as well as search and rescue drills have discovered several bomb making factories belonging to Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
Troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B on clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists at Kumshe made startling discoveries of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factories replete with some equipment.
Recall that last Tuesday the Nigerian Army’s 33 Artillery Brigade, said it arrested 4 persons suspected to be Boko Haram terrorist’s spies that include the one that carried out surveillance on the Madalla church before it was bombed.
The Brigade during a cordon and search operation at Sandia, Kokakowa and Nyaleri villages suspected to be Boko Haram enclaves early today, discovered and destroyed another Improvised Explosives Device (IED) making factory at Miyati and Nyaleri villages, along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, in Damboa LGAs of Borno State, Nigeria.
Just last week, four Boko Haram suspects allegedly responsible for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blast that killed about 44 persons and wounded over 75 others at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Madalla, Niger State were arrested by the Nigeria Army at Alkaleri town in Bauchi state.
The main suspect, Victor Moses who was seen hovering around a mosque in Alkaleri town claiming that he want to convert to Islam was arrested alongside three other suspects Abubakar Shetima Bama, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki.
It can be recalled that in November last year, the deadly Boko Haram sect reportedly released photos showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria. The sect has used rocket-propelled grenades in the past and many Nigerians have been asking where the arms have been coming from.