NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
AUGUST 5, 2012
The Nigerian Army in Kaduna, on Saturday, arrested a suspected member of a terror group after raiding an Improvised Explosive Device factory in the city.
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations,1 Div. Kaduna, Col. Sani Usman, who disclosed this, said security agents discovered the factory along Abuja Road, Rigasa, Kaduna, on Friday, after one of the devices exploded. “I wish to confirm that on receipt of information and distress call from some good Samaritans at about 2:21am on August 3, our troops moved to Taro-Taro by Abuja Road in Rigasa.
“We discovered an IED factory where suspected terrorists were in the process of coupling the IEDs and we detonated some. “The factory was cordoned off,searched and the following items were recovered: IEDs at various stages of development, 33cl cans, a sack containing(bomb making materiel), empty cans and two IEDs packed in fire extinguisher tubes as well as timing devices,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria.
Usman said the troops arrested one suspect, while others escaped, just as two residents in the area were wounded during a shoot-out. He said the factory had been demolished and advised property owners to be wary of the tenants they accommodate. The assistant director appealed to the public to volunteer information on suspicious movements of people to security agents.