Boko Haram converts primary school into bomb factory

Posted by News Express | 4 April 2016 | 3,045 times

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Nigerian troops on clearance operations on Sunday discovered a primary school in Borno State which had been converted into a bomb-making factory by Boko Haram terrorists.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed this in his update on the war against terror. He said in a statement that troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) accompanied by some Civilian JTF on fighting patrol to Boboshe, Garna, Kyare, Kadawu, Gineba and Ajiri arrested 6 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered Improvised Explosive (IED) making devices.

According to the Army Spokesman, “Although the fighting patrol team found Boboshe village virtually empty, they however recovered 8 industrial gas cylinders and 5 regular gas cylinders at a Primary School being used for IED making and also recovered a Pickup vehicle.

“The patrol team captured 3 Boko Haram terrorists at Kadawu and recovered 4 motorcycles, 3 bicycles 1 solar panel and 2 liquid herbicides. At Garna, the troops also captured 3 and recovered 7 locally made guns from them.”

Col. Usman in another statement disclosed that troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force, also on Sunday, carried out clearance operation in suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists around Madawaya general area, cleared and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory, killed 15 terrorists  and captured some weapons.

He said: “The troops cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages. In addition, they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles. They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, 2 power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.

“Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier.

“The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. One interesting thing is that, one of the rescued persons gave birth to baby boy shortly after their liberation. Both mother and the child are doing fine.

“The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram terrorists in their areas of operations.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows troops inside the primary school converted into a bomb factory by Boko Haram terrorists.

Source: News Express

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