The Defence headquarters said troops have discovered terrorist bomb a making factory in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe State.
In a statement by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade on Friday, a large quantity of improvised explosive devices (IEDs0 including those commonly used by suicide bombers was recovered from the Yobe State site.
Olukolade said that the factory, located in a fertilizer company, had also converted some of the materials therein for production of all types of IEDs.
He revealed that the troops were still evacuating the materials which include a large quantity of suicide bomber vests from the facility to their base.
“It is believed that the heavy calibre bomb used in blowing up the bridge between Damaturu and Buni Yadi was produced in the factory”, he stated.
According to Olukolade, the terrorists were sacked from Buni Yadi after a military assault that was conducted last Saturday.
He noted that the troops advance was delayed by the series of IEDs planted on the highway leading to Buni Yadi.
The Defence Spokesman also confirmed that four soldiers died from such IEDs in the course of the operation to clear terrorists from the town.
This discovery, he said, was expected to degrade the capability of terrorists in the production of explosives, which they have been using lavishly in the area until they were dislodged from their stronghold.