Boko Haram Storms Construction Site, Steals 125 kg Of Dynamite

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Gunmen suspected to be allied to Islamist sect Boko Haram have stormed a construction site in Yobe, carting off 125 kg (275 pounds) of dynamite and hundreds of detonators, two security sources said on Wednesday.

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The militants struck the Bara area of Yobe state at around 2 a.m. on Monday morning, the two security sources in Yobe told Reuters, but no shots were heard. One of the sources said the men arrived on four motorcycles, beating and overpowering the site’s private
security guards.

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The police and military both declined to comment. Officials from the company, Ric Rock, were not immediately available for comment.

Videos shown to Reuters by a counter-terrorism official on Sunday showed Boko Haram militants giving detailed instructions on how to make bombs — including a suicide vest and a car bomb — in the northern Hausa language, filming how it is done.

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