The JTF said they got a tip about the bomb factory. The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Kaduna, Thursday, raided and demolished a building suspected to be bomb making factory in Rigasa suburb of Kaduna killing five suspected terrorists.
Two other suspects were injured in the raid. The spokesperson of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Sani Usman, who confirmed the incident to journalists in a statement, said:"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."
Mr.Usman, a Colonel, also said: "On approaching the factory, some suspected terrorists opened fire and also threw already primed IED at the troops." He said that the exchange of fire that ensued resulted in the death of five suspected terrorists, while two of them that sustained various degrees of injuries are being treated.
"In line with our resolve to deter terrorists, the building housing the factory was demolished," - he added. Mr. Usman also said that the operation followed a tip-off from well meaning citizens. He commended their courage and reiterated the 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 the lives and property of law abiding citizens of the state, urging the public to report suspicious movement to relevant authorities. The spokesperson listed some of the items recovered in the raid to include 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 Jack knives and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) materials.