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Borno police destroy bomb caches

10 February 2015, 21:16

Abuja - The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Police said it had destroyed bombs recovered when operatives unearthed an arms cache in a village in the state.

A total of 147 cluster bombs were recovered in Auno Village in the Konduga local government area.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Clement Adoda, said the bombs were recovered from a distance of about 27 kilometers from the state capital, Maiduguri.

"I am glad that at about 9:00am on 8th February 2015, 147 unexploded cluster ordinances (UXOS) were recovered at about 2 kilometers away from Auno village near Jakana, konduga local government area of Borno state," Adoda said.

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He said the combined team of bomb disposal unit, policemen and troops attached to Jakana general area, led by Capt. Daniel Yakubu, sighted the explosives, recovered and destroyed them in good time without injuries or damages to lives and property.

The commissioner explained that the state bomb disposal team had also recovered unexploded ordinance (UXO) suspected to have been launched during one of the Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri in one of the Boys' Quarters at the residence of the State Director of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) along Damboa road Maiduguri.

Adoda said the explosives were detonated safely without damages to lives and property, adding this feat would not have been achieved without the timely rendering of information to security agents by the members of the public.

The commissioner urged the members of the public to always call on security agencies, whenever items suspected to be Improved Explosive Devices (IEDs) were discovered in their domains.

"This is the only way to avert further wanton destruction to lives and property in the state," Adoda said. 

- CAJ News

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