[wysija_form id=”1″]March 13, 2015 – The Nigerian military today said it uncovered a bomb making factory in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State as it intensifies the war against members of the radical Islamic sect,Boko Haram in the North-east.
It also lost four soldiers in booby traps set by the terrorists in the quest to rid Yobe of insurgents.
Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said the factory is located in a fertilizer company and that the terrorists also converted some of the materials therein for production of all types of IEDs.
“Troops are still evacuating the materials which include a large quantity of suicide bomber vests from the facility to their base. It is believed that the heavy calibre bomb used in blowing up the bridge between Damaturu and Buni Yadi was produced in the factory”, he said.
He added that the terrorists were sacked from Buni Yadi after a military assault that was conducted last Saturday adding that the troops advance was delayed by the series of IEDs planted on the highway leading to Buni Yadi.
“Four soldiers died from such IEDs in the course of the operation to clear terrorists from the town. This discovery is expected to degrade the capability of terrorists in the production of explosives, which they have been using lavishly in the area until they were dislodged from their stronghold”, he said.