Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau(centre) flanked by three terrorists on either side
PHOTO CREDIT: AFP
1 August, 2013
As the military and state governments in the north-east step up efforts to wipe out insurgency in the region, gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram stormed a construction site in the Bara area of Yobe State, carting off 125 kilogrammes of dynamite and hundreds of detonators, two security sources informed Reuters Wednesday.
The militants were said to have struck Bara at around 2am on Monday, the two security sources in Yobe told Reuters, but no shots were heard. One of the sources said the men arrived on four motorcycles, beating and overpowering the site’s private security guards. The police and military both declined to comment.
Officials from the company, a Nigerian firm called Ric Rock, were not immediately available for comment.Videos shown to Reuters by a counter- terrorism official on Sunday showed Boko Haram militants giving detailed instructions on how to make bombs, including a suicide vest and a car bomb in Hausa language, filming how it is done.