Boko Haram converts​ college laboratory to bomb-making factory

FILE PHOTO: Suicide-bomb-vest-duly-primed-by-the-terrorists

Boko Haram terrorists converted an abandoned chemistry laboratory at ​Dikwa ​College of Education in Borno State​,​ to a bomb-making factory, ​before the town was retaken by government troops last week, the Nigerian military said Saturday.

The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman,​ said troops from the 7 division discovered the laboratory during a mop​-​up operation in the area.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, said some equipment including a welding machine and a mine detector were found at the makeshift factory.

Also recovered from the operation we​re four Toyota Hilux ​pick ups.​

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

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