Fresh: Another Bomb Making Factory Discovered in Zaria

The military has said that Troops have recovered explosives and bomb-making items from a Boko Haram base in restive Zaria and a suspect has been arrested.

In a statement released by the military, “During the operation, a two-bedroom bungalow of bomb-making factory was discovered in which Improvised Explosive Devices in stage one state of readiness and several IED-making components were recovered.” The statement said that the bomb-making items found in the building at the Jushin Ciki neighbourhood in Zaria on Thursday included 17 sensor mechanical timers (remote control), 11 primed suicide bombers vest, 36 primed IEDs in cans and one military kitbag.

The other items found included a hammer, cellotapes and gums, two gallons of paint containing prepared IEDs, two gallons of turkey oil brand with prepared IEDs, seven rolls of wires of various lengths, one bag containing several sensors and 25 volt batteries, it said.

The military statement also said that they arrested a suspect and destroyed the building: “A sixty-year-old man Umaru Mohammed was arrested within the premises and in line with resolve to deter terrorists, the building housing the factory was demolished” it added.