Nigerian Soldiers capture Bauchi forest3The Nigerian Military on Saturday disclosed that the Boko Haram sect successfully converted a chemistry laboratory at Dikwa College of Education in Borno State to a bomb-making factory, before the town was recaptured by its officers last week.
The military said the presence of the bomb factory may largely have been responsible for the spate of bomb blasts in the Maidugiri and near-by cities where the insurgents have repeatedly detonated improved devices leading to the death of hundreds of residents.
However, the military also disclosed that the lab was not functional anymore as the chemistry department has been inactive before the sect took over the school and subsequently converted it to a bomb factory
Revealing this, spokesperson for the army, Col Sani Usman said troops from the 7 division discovered the laboratory during a mop-up operation in the area, adding that some equipment including a welding machine and a mine detector were found at the makeshift factory.
Noting that four Toyota Hilux pick ups were also recovered from the operation, Usman said: “The gallant troops are in a very high spirit and more determined to further pursue the fleeing terrorists to all known enclaves and sanctuaries.”
Nigerian Pilot on Sunday recalls only last Friday another bomb factory managed by two brothers which was discovered in kaduna with the capacity to manufacture all kinds of guns and ammunition.
Meanwhile, 20 persons sustained serious injuries in a multiple vehicular accident that occurred on the Onitsha-Owerri road in Anambra on Saturday.
The multiple vehicular accident, which took place at about noon at Oraifite area, involved eight vehicles and a tricycle. The vehicles include, three commercial buses, four cars, a truck and a commercial tricycle.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Unit Commander in Oraifite, Mr. Hyginus Ezugwu, who confirmed the incident said the incident occurred due to over speeding and noted that some drivers involved did not apply defensive driving tact.
“We have also moved our heavy duty tow truck to clear the road. It was primarily caused by high speeding even when the drivers knew they were on a slippery road due to the rain. While those that followed the first vehicle in that multiple vehicular accidents did not apply defensive driving.
“However, soon we would clear the road and decongest the backlog of traffic that had built-up,’’ the commander said.
The incident caused traffic hold-up for some hours within Oraifite axis of the road.

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