Lagos- The Police have discovered a house allegedly being used by Islamist group Boko Haram to manufacture bombs in Adamawa state, an official said on Wednesday.
The raid in led to the recovery of explosives and bomb-making materials, according to Gbenga Jayeoba, head of secret police in the state.
Items recovered from the house included 30 pieces of electronic detonators, 19 improvised explosive devices, 50kg of ammonium nitrate, fuses and 20kg of phosphorous.
The owner of the house, allegedly a Boko Haram member, was not there at the time of the raid.
wife told authorities he had not been there for about three days. She
was not arrested as she was apparently unaware of the alleged
The US embassy in Nigeria warned on
Wednesday that Boko Haram may be planning attacks against hotels or
other areas in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
The Islamist sect has
carried out scores of attacks, mainly in Nigeria's predominately Muslim
north, that have killed more than 1 000 people since mid-2009.