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Boko Haram turn tertiary facilities to manufacture explosives

03 August 2015, 15:11

Abuja - Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly turned abandoned laboratories at the Dikwa College of Chemistry in Borno State into a centre for manufacturing Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs).

Deputy Director of Army Public Relations 7 Division Nigerian Army at the Headquarters in Maiduguri, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said Nigerian troops made the  discovery during the clear out of the terrorist group from Dikwa.

“Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army conducting mop up operations to clear Dikwa and environs of Boko Haram terrorists discovered that the terrorists have converted thee abandoned Chemistry laboratories of Dikwa College of Education into an Improvised Explosives Devices making factory,” Gusau said.

Also read: Air Force to increase support to anti-terrorism fight

The Army spokesman added that the troops also recovered some vehicles and some equipment from the area.

“The troops also recovered four Toyota Hilux vehicles, a welding machine and mine detector from the laboratories.”

He noted that the troops were in high spirit and more determined to further pursue the fleeing terrorists to all known enclaves and sanctuaries.

- CAJ News


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