Boko Haram reveals rocket-making factory

Boko Haram militant group releases photos showing rocket-making factory in northeastern Nigeria

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Nov 3, 2015

The militant group Boko Haram has released some photos that seem to show members of the group have the technical knowledge on the ability to make weapons.

The photos, which caused Nigerians to question where the weapons have been coming from, are believed to have been taken in a college in Borno state.

Although it is not clear when the pictures were taken, they were sent through Whatsapp messages to televisions from a telephone number from Cameroon, and have also been published on sites related to DAESH, which Boko Haram refers to itself as its "West African province.”

However, an inscription on one of the machines indicate that the abbreviation of Government Technical College Bama (GTCB) and the equipment seem to have been given to the college by the Educational Trust Fund (ETF) in 2005.

While the army has recaptured most of the towns that were formerly under Boko Haram’s control, the group still carries out frequent attacks.

Boko Haram is recognised as a militant group that was founded in 2002.

The group's name means “Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language that underlines the group initially focused on opposing Western-style education.

TRTWorld and agencies