Another bomb factory was discovered yesterday by security operatives in a cave in Kogi State , making it the fourth of such found in the state so far.
This made it the fourth ‘bomb factory’ discovered by security operatives in Kogi State so far. The first was in Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area, followed by the one found in an uncompleted building on Kano Road, Kabba, as well as the one behind a primary school at Ogaminana, also in the state.
Security operatives yesterday found security metal detectors, bulletproof vests, gas cylinder, already made bombs from the cave at Usomi in Okene Local Government Area of the state.
The operation, which was carried out by a combined team of State Security Services (SSS) and the Army, took place after a security tip off, with the security combing every part of the mountain, including the cave.
The operation was said to be part of the overall and sustained intelligence gathering and the collaboration of the security agencies.
The items recovered during the raid include unprimed grenade, hand grenade, gas cylinder, 43 fabricated bomb canisters, double barrel gun, 1.5 KVA electricity generator, iron grinder, wires and ammonia.
Others are gun powder, time bomb devices, remote starters for motorbikes, batteries, canisters, iron cutters, clamp, welding materials, gloves, super glue, tools, bottles, syringe and needles, anti-personnel device and primary explosives.
According to security sources, banks in the state were part of the targets of the planned bombings.
Although no arrest had been made as at the time of filing the report, security sources said, ‘We ‘ll go after them. In fighting crime, we must keep the criminals on the move. We’ll diminish their capability. We have our strategy to curtail them if they dare attack again.’
The sources said ‘in order to avoid casualty on our side, the Air Force was involved in the operation with heavy aerial bombardment to smoke them out.’
Similar raids by the joint task force at Idoma area in Okene led to the arrest of some suspected terrorists and the killing of nine others.
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