Nigeria troops raid bomb-making factory in Kano

Nigerian soldiers seized guns, fertilizer and equipment for assembling suicide vests in a bomb-making factory in Kano.

Nigeria troops raid bomb-making factory in Kano

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nigerian soldiers raided a bomb-making factory just outside the north's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, seizing guns, fertilizer and equipment for assembling suicide vests, the military said.

Kano has been relatively quiet for much of this year, as Islamist sect Boko Haram focuses its fight for an Islamic state on its heartland in the northeast.

"The materials used for making IEDs were found. They were manufacturing the weapons there. We also found three ... IEDs (improvised explosive devices), one primed explosive suicide backpack and 18 empty IED cylinders," he said.

They also found 24 detonators, fertilizer, remote controls, automatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

He said intelligence reports suggested those who had amassed the weapons planned to disrupt celebrations for an upcoming Muslim holiday.

Last Mod: 10 Ekim 2013, 11:28
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