A COMBINED team of bomb disposal unit of the Borno Police Command and troops of 7 Division of Nigerian Army scored a bull’s eye in the fight against the insurgents in the North East of Nigeria on Sunday when they recovered 148 units of “unexploded bombs” near Jakana village in Konduga council area of Borno State, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Clement Adoda, has disclosed.
According to Adoda at a media briefing in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the combined team also killed a herdsman that held one of the bombs.
Adoda said the explosives were recovered 18 kilometres away from Maiduguri metropolis and could have been used by suspected insurgents to attack the state capita.
The Islamist terror gang has been trying unsuccessfully to capture Maiduguri in its recent audacious forays into capital city of Borno State.
Adoda disclosed that the troops also recovered an unexploded ordinance (UXO) at the residence of the State Director of Natinional Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Alhaji Turawa Lawan on February 4, 2015 along Damboa road.
He said, “At about 9am on Sunday, February 8, 2015, 147 unexploded cluster ordinance were recovered by a combined team of police bomb disposal unit, policemen with troops attached to Jakana general area led by Captain Daniel Yakubu.
“These explosives were recovered and destroyed in good time without causing injuries or damages to lives and property in the affected village areas, 18 kilomteres west of Maiduguri metropolis.”
The commissioner acknowledged the gallantry of Nigeria troops and the cooperation of the pThis feat wouldn’t have been achieved by our officers and men without the timely information given to security agencies by public.
It is also hoped this will be encouraged and sustained in guaranteeing a safer environment to all and sundry.”