The Joint Security Task Force, on Wednesday announced the discovery of “a high calibre bomb factory” at Gunduwawa village in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The disclosure was made by the Commander, 3 Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Kano, Brig.-Gen. Iliyasu Abba, who briefed newsmen.
General Abba said a combined team of the JTF troops and State Security Service operatives made the discovery.
He disclosed that “at about 2am on October 8, a combined team of the JTF troops and Department of State Services raided two Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts at Gunduwawa village in Gezawa Local Government Area. The raid, which was conducted following a lead on intelligence reports, made no arrests as the terrorists fled the village on the approach of the JTF troops and DSS personnel.”
The army commander also stated that a male, believed to be the son of the owner of the house, was killed during the operation. The deceased was believed to have rented the house to the terrorists.
He said some weapons, working tools and materials used for making Improvised Explosive Devices were recovered in the course of the raid.