Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Nigerian troops have for the umpteenth time discovered another Boko Haram bomb-making factory in a Borno town.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who disclosed this on Sunday, said that the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole, had on Friday, succeeded in busting a secret Boko Haram terrorists’ Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making factory in Ngala town in Gambory Ngala Local Government Area (LGA).
Usman recalled that “despite their defeat, the terrorists continued to attack innocent citizens, military and soft targets through vehicular and human borne IEDs.
“Despite ongoing clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, they persistently hid the IED-manufacturing factories location.”
However, he said, that would be no more, thanks to the efficient intelligence and resilience of our troops. It was based on this that we got credible and timely information that made troops to swoop on one of such factories in Ngala town and destroyed it and killed some of the Boko Haram terrorists.
In addition, he said the troops recovered 20 gas cylinders of various sizes prepared and ready for explosive insertion, primers, gun powder, electric wires and tape recorders, amongst other items.
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