Soldiers discover “IED manufacturing workshops” in the Sambisa forest
Nigerian army says troops of oDesert Sanity Operations discovered improvised explosive device (IED) workshops in the Sambisa forest.
The army revealed it on Saturday in a Publish on its social media pages.
“As a follow-up to ongoing clearance operations, Gallant troops from Operation Desert Sanity today conducted further mining around Ukuba/Camp Zairo in the Sambisa Forest and discovered IED manufacturing workshops of BokoHaram/ISWAP,” the message read.
Development occurs a few hours after a police bomb squad discovered and defused an IED in Danmani Community in Rigasa, Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
It came after some local residents were injured following an explosion earlier on Friday.
Kaduna Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Samuel Aruwan said the blast was caused by an IED planted in a motorbike belonging to one Mohammed Hassan, an outlet operator in the area.
“According to the first investigations, Hassan, at the end of the work, went to get his motorcycle where it was parked near the store, and when the motorcycle started, it exploded,” said the commissioner.
“The blast caused serious injuries to Hassan and an as yet unidentified bystander. The roof of a nearby structure was also damaged.