Nigerian Army: Insurgents use fertiliser to produce IEDs

The Nigerian Army (NA) says troops of 28 taskforce brigade, Madagali, Adamawa, seized bags of fertilisers because the product is banned in the state.

The Army made the clarification following accusation by farmers that troops were reselling the seized fertilisers at an exorbitant price.

In a statement on Wednesday, Haruna Sani, assistant director, army public relations, said fertiliser is banned in Adamawa because insurgents use it to produce improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Source: The Cable