Some Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
By John Shikalm
A bomb factory in Zaria, Kaduna state has been uncovered by security agents where Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at various stages of completion were recovered while a 60-year-old man found in the two bedroom bungalow which served as the factory was arrested.
The discovery was made following a tip off which prompted the raiding of the area by a combined team of soldiers, the police and the State Security Services (SSS). The bungalow was immediately demolished by the security agencies.
Addressing news men in his office, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations at the 1 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said the exercise took place in the early hours of Thursday at about 1:30am and lasted till 8:00 am.
He also disclosed that in line with the resolve of security agents in the country to fight terrorism, the two bedroom bungalow housing the bomb factory has been demolished while the suspect and the items recovered are in custody.
According to the army spokesman, “We invited you to inform you that following a tip off from well meaning citizens of this country, a combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army, elements of the Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Security carried out a cordon and search operation at Kwanar Shahada, Jushin Ciki, Zaria city, Kaduna state yesterday, Thursday November 29, 2012 from 01300 -0800 hours (1.30-8.00am) local time.
“During the operation, a two bedroom bungalow of bomb factory was discovered in which Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in stage one of readiness and several IED making components were recovered as follows: Seventeen sensor mechanical timers (remote controls), eleven primed suicide bombers vests, thirty six IEDs in bobo cans, one military kitbag with support items like saw, hammer, cello tape and gums, two gallons of paints containing prepared IEDs, two gallons of turkey oil brand with prepared IEDs, seven rolls of wires of various lengths, one bag containing several sensors and twenty five 9volt batteries.”