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Yobe police command recover bombs in a wrecked Jeep

22 July 2015, 20:33

Damaturu - The Yobe police command has recovered four bombs, two improvised explosive device, six mortar bombs, machine gun and two Ak47 rifles from insurgents.

Mr Markus Danladi, the state Police Commissioner, made the announcement on Wednesday in Damaturu while displaying the arms.

He said the bombs and the explosive device were discovered in the trunk of a Toyota Highlander Jeep whose occupants died on Monday in an explosion from a device strapped on their bodies.

He said that five suicide bombers were stopped for search on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Monday by a police patrol team.

Also read: Suicide bombs kill 64 in Gombe State

"But they detonated the explosives killing themselves and three policemen while two other policemen sustained injuries.

"On July 21, a team of police investigators searching the wreckage of the jeep discovered six unexploded bombs neatly concealed in the trunk of the vehicle comprising of four 81mm caliber and two improvised.

"Similarly, six mortar bombs were discovered in the handbag of a female member of the suicide bombers,’’ he said.

The commissioner, who said the bombs, had a range of 1,000 meters radius, urged security operatives on the highway to be vigilant.

He said the police also recovered one general purpose machine gun, two AK47 rifles and hundreds of ammunition from insurgents who were repelled in an attempted attack on Bara town.

Danladi called on motorists and the public to cooperate with security agencies to ensure security of lives and property. 

 

- NAN

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