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Rocket launcher factory ‘discovered in Kano’

Rocket launcher factory ‘discovered in Kano’
May 23
20:03 2014
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Nigerian military authorities said they have discovered a rocket launcher production facility in Kano State.

Defence spokesman, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a statement on Friday that the facility was discovered at Dorayi District in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.

He said a prominent member of the “terrorists group” was recently arrested, following which the factory was discovered.

Although he did not name the group, Olukolade was apparently referring to Boko Haram which has been carrying out deadly attacks in northern states.

The military spokesman said locally made anti-aircraft gun and mortar accessories “as well as rocket-propelled grenade tubes and launcher along with accessories were recovered”.

He disclosed that three AK47 rifles and hundreds of rounds of assorted ammunitions as well as drilling machines and other fabricating equipment were seized during the military operation.

He asked the public to report suspicious persons to security agencies in their localities “to prevent unwholesome act by terrorists”.

The caliber of equipment points to an increasing sophistication on the part of the terrorists, who are also said to have benefited from the looting of Libya’s armoury following the fall of the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Ghaddafi, in 2011.

Rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns (a US 120mm M1 Anti Aircraft Artillery is pictured above) can be used to attack an aircraft, including military and commercial planes.

Olukolade denied reports that there was a second mutiny in Maimalari Barracks, Borno State.

 

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  1. Advanze
    Advanze May 23, 23:27

    thorough investigation should be embarked on and charge anyone found guilty to the law court .

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  2. uche
    uche May 24, 07:08

    Anyone found guilty shld b excuted

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  3. ehyo
    ehyo May 24, 07:40

    this is a very significant step

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  4. yetty
    yetty May 24, 09:11

    God will expose all that are behind this

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  5. Moye
    Moye May 24, 16:36

    Release pictures of the factory for all to see.

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  6. Feeling hope
    Feeling hope May 25, 10:15

    Lets see the pictures of the factory….Though I have doubt that such a vehicle is manufactured in Nigeria….even bicycle factory cannot be put-off from people’s eyes talk more of rocket launcher. Funny enough, only three AK-47 riffles were recovered in the Rocket Launcher factor… Who are the technical egineers, testers? I guess sucha vehicle cannot be manufactured with clay or may just use ordinary spanner to assemble. The report should explain more please.

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