Nigeria offers reward for suspected bomb-making factory

2018-06-22 14:01
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Nigeria's military says it is offering a reward for information on a suspected bomb-making factory in the northern city that is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist group.

Major General Rogers Nicholas says such a factory "likely" exists in Maiduguri. He says the military will give 5 million naira for information that leads to it.

The announcement comes a day after authorities said 15 people were injured when two female suicide bombers tried to attack a market in Maiduguri. Borno State police spokesperson Edet Okon says soldiers shot one of the attackers.

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 20 000 deaths over its nine-year insurgency.

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