Nigeria’s military has uncovered a major Boko Haram bomb-making factory and arrested two leading members of the militant group, military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
Usman said the operation resulted in the seizure of a vehicle and bomb materials, including gas cylinders and fertilizer.
He described the discovery as “an unprecedented feat," which he says demonstrates the military’s determination to defeat the terrorist group.
“When troops of 25 Task Force Brigade did cordon and search operation along the Sandia, Kokakowa and Nyaleri villages in Borno State, they discovered an improvised explosive device-making factory, along the Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road,” Usman said.
“Alongside, quite a number of other equipment and other weaponry were recovered from the factory. In addition to that the troops were able to capture two key Boko Haram terrorists including an emir- a local community leader in the militant group,” he added.
Usman said the captures help with the military’s intelligence gathering operations in the effort to combat and defeat Boko Haram.
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