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Army Busts Boko Haram Bomb-making Factory In Dikwa

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 01, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army said Saturday that it had busted yet another bomb-making factory where the insurgent Boko Haram group use in manufacturing improvised explosives devices (IEDs) in Borno State.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, and spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army with headquarters in Maiduguri, Colonel Tukur Gusau, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Gusau disclosed that the insurgents had turned the abandoned College of Education’s chemistry laboratories into their IEDs manufacturing centre, saying the factory was discovered during the routing of the insurgents from Dikwa.

According to Gusau, “Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army conducting mop up operations to clear Dikwa and environs of Boko Haram terrorists recovered 4 Toyota Hilux vehicles today (Saturday).

“They also discovered that the terrorists have converted the abandoned Chemistry laboratories of Dikwa College of Education into an Improvised Explosives Devices making factory.

“Some of the equipment recovered from the laboratories include a welding machine and mine detector.

“The gallant troops are in a very high spirit and more determined to further pursue the fleeing terrorists to all known enclaves and sanctuaries.”