Army kills 5 Boko Haram members, demolishes bomb factory

Posted by Garba Ahmad, Kaduna | 27 December 2012 | 3,654 times

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Combined forces of the Nigerian Army and security agencies have demolished another bomb factory in Kaduna, killing five suspected Boko Haram members and leaving two with various degrees of injuries.

This was just as security agencies recovered 5 Mark 4 Riffles, 3 Pump Action Riffles, 20 Rolls of Detonating Cords, 21 Nine Volts Batteries, 2 Remote Switches, 1 Testing Metre, 5 Assorted Daggers and Jackknives and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) materials.

Spokesman of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Colonel Sani K. Usman, confirmed this to newsmen in a statement today, saying, the security agencies carried out a cordon and search operation at Rigasa in Kaduna North Local Government area and discovered a bomb making factory at a house located off Makarfi Road.

According to Usman, “on approaching the factory, some suspected terrorists opened fire and also threw already primed IED at the troops.

“The exchange of fire that ensued resulted in the death of five terrorists, while two that sustained various degrees of injuries are being treated. In line without resolve to deter terrorists, the building housing the factory was demolished.”

While he noted that, the operation followed a tip-off from well meaning citizens, the Army spokesman commended their courage and reiterated 1 Division’s commitment to fighting terrorism.

He equally assured that, the actions of the Army and 1 Division in particular were aimed at ensuring peace and securing lives and property of law abiding citizens of the state, urging the public to always report suspicious movement to the concern authorities.

Source: News Express

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