The Nigeria Army has demolished a suspected Boko Haram bomb factory in Zaria, Kaduna State, recovering many important items.
The Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, who confirmed the action to SaharaReporters and also sent pictures of the recovered items, said that the incident followed a Cordon and Search Operation which it carried out with other security agencies in the Kwanar Shahada, Jushin Chiki area of the city.
He described the bomb factory as a two-bedroom bungalow, and that there were Improvised Explosive Devices in “stage one state of readiness.” The operation also recovered several IED-making components that include:
• 17 Sensor Mechanical Timers (Remote Controls)
• 11 Primed Suicide Bombers Vests
• 36 Primed IEDs in “Bobo” cans
• One military kitbag with support items like saw, hammer, cello tapes and guns
• 2 gallons of paint containing prepared IEDs
• 2 gallons of turkey oil brand with prepared IEDs
• 7 rolls of wires of various lengths
• One bag containing several sensors
The spokesman said that a 60-year old man, Umaru Mohammed,was arrested within the premises, and the house demolished.
He did not say why it was essential to demolish the building rather than turn it over to the police for further investigation.