Boko Haram attack on Kano
By Michael Olugbode
Three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were consumed Friday during a bomb making process at a suspected bomb factory which shares a fence with the University of Maiduguri.
The explosion, which shook the entire Kaleri Ward in London Chiki area within the Maiduguri Metropolis, saw residents scampering for safety.
The explosion which occurred at about 10.30 a.m was massive and totally consumed the house used by the fundamentalists for manufacturing of bomb.
One of the witnesses said after the explosion, three mangle corpses of those apparently mixing the chemicals for the bombs were seen at the premises.
A witness said apart from the bodies of the sect members which were scattered all over, some undetonated Improvised Explosive Device, IEDs, were seen around, adding to the apprehension of the residents that danger still lies ahead.
Speaking to journalists, the Field Operation Officer of the Joint Task Force code-named Operation Restore Order in Borno State, Col. Victor Ebhaleme said, “This is what we are faced with everyday in ensuring that peace return to Borno State. But many people did not know this, therefore, as a media organization, it is your duty now to tell it to the world so that they would understand what we have been contending with day in day out.
“You can see how they are making the explosives and attaching a wrist watch to it as the timer. This is to show you that they have gone far in this operations, but thank God the thing is exploding on them.”
According to the Field Operation Officer of the Joint Task Force, the sect has been going round robbing people to come and build houses at the outskirts of town only to turn their homes into bomb making factory. “They are the same people that are going round town to set fire on schools.”