Nigerian troops on Friday discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory, an official has said.
The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Sani Usman, said soldiers from the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory in Ngala town, North East Nigeria.
Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said the insurgents continued to use IEDs to attack civilians and soldiers despite being losing the battle.
“Despite ongoing clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, they persistently hid the IED-manufacturing factories location,” he said.
“However, that would be no more, thanks to the efficient intelligence and resilience of our troops.”
He added that soldiers acted on intelligence reports to locate and destroy the bomb-making factory and that some Boko Haram members were killed in the process.
Mr. Usman said the troops recovered 20 gas cylinders of various sizes prepared and ready for explosive insertion, primers, gun powder, electric wires and tape recorders, amongst other items.
“It is heart-warming to inform the public that troops in various parts of the theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole are doing well and their morale remain very high,” he said.
The military has in the past year recorded major victories against the Boko Haram who at some point controlled vast amount of territory in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. The insurgency has caused the death of about 20,000 people since it began in 2009.