January 18, 2018 – Police Raid Boko Haram Bomb Factory In Iddo Etsako Edo State As Suspected IED Maker Flee
Kogi Indigenes Making Bomb For Boko Haram Arrested In Edo State As Blast Killed 1
Edo State police have discovered an apartment where Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are being allegedly manufactured.
The apartment, located at Iddo community in Estako East Local Government, was rented by Idris Hassa Abdulmalik, who pretended to be a driver plying Auchi-Abuja route.
Items recovered from the suspects showed they planned to attack Edo State and its environs.
Three of the suspects were yesterday paraded at the command for allegedly engaging in assembly of IEDs’ components.
Those paraded were indigenes of Kogi State and were identified as Idris Ibrahim, 22, Zainab Ibrahim and Oyeza Abdul.
Idris Ibrahim is a brother of the main suspect on the run, Idris Hassan Abdulmalik, while Oyesa is his wife.
Abdulmalik escaped through a bush path after youths prevented him from escaping with his car, a Toyota Corola saloon car registered as ABC 371 HK.
Their activities were exposed when one of the already manufactured bombs exploded and killed one Sanusi.
The sound of the bomb caused panic, which led to the search of the apartment and recovery of other explosives.
Police Commissioner Babatunde Kokumo, who paraded the suspects, said the anti-bomb squad was called in to defuse the explosives, while others were taken away.
He listed the recovered items to include one rocket propelled grenade (RPG), one Beretta pistol marked 53101466 with seven rounds of 9mm live ammunition, two riot gunners, four smoke pistols, 23 empty fire extinguisher cylinders, 18 plastic bottles of prepared borne IEDs, 21 expended smoke cartridges, 17 pieces of pipes-part, two timer clocks, four remote control panel, four remote control switches, eight nine-volts batteries, eight live teargas cartridges and two smoke grenades.
Others are two fire extinguisher borne IEDs, two electric junction boxes, two gallons of gun powder, one roll of cotton wool, five empty cans of insecticide, one pair of scissors, 20 small cans of assorted chemicals, three hydrometres used in measuring potency of the IEDs, eight pipettes tubes, two 50ml bottles of highly inflammable chemicals, three small bottles of highly inflammable chemicals, half bag of potassium nitrate, 65 litres of potassium nitrate, 200 grams of carbide and 30 pieces of syringes and needles.