Boko Haram terrorists converted an abandoned chemistry laboratory at Dikwa College of Education in Borno State, to a bomb-making factory, before the town was retaken by government troops last week, the Nigerian military said Saturday.
The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, said troops from the 7 division discovered the laboratory during a mop-up operation in the area.
Mr. Usman, a colonel, said some equipment including a welding machine and a mine detector were found at the makeshift factory.
Also recovered from the operation were four Toyota Hilux pick ups.
“The gallant troops are in a very high spirit and more determined to further pursue the fleeing terrorists to all known enclaves and sanctuaries,” Mr. Usman said.