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Anambra governorship election: Police recover locally made explosives

 Anambra governorship election: Police recover locally made explosives

The explosives - RPG Bomb and a hand grenade recovered by the Police at Afor Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, location of the fierce exchanges between security agencies and the suspected insurgents.

Police have recovered locally fabricated Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at Afor Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra state, the location of the fierce exchanges between security agencies and the suspected members of Eastern Security Network, ESN over the weekend.

According to Mr Aderemi Adeoye, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, the items which included a telephone set were contained in a bag abandoned at the scene of the attack.

Adeoye said Command’s Bomb Disposal Squad was immediately deployed to the scene and the explosives made up of RPG Bomb and a hand grenade were carefully defused.

He said other items including the telephone handset was being analysed to elicit useful intelligence on the gang.

“The Command recovered a locally fabricated RPG Bomb and a hand grenade at the scene of the shootout between gunmen suspected to be ESN militants and the Joint Security Convoy led by the Commissioner himself.

 “Detectives were deployed to process the scene of the shootout for clues that could aid investigation aimed at unraveling identities and mission of the gunmen.

“These items were found in a bag which also contained a mobile phone that was found to be loaded with one locally made hand grenade and a Rocket Propelled Grenade Bomb.

“Command Bomb Disposal Squad was deployed to the scene and explosive ordinances were defused and being analysed while the handset is being processed for vital intelligence,” he said.

Adeoye said the command under CP Echeng Echeng would stop at nothing in the effort to ensure security was stabilised in Anambra.

He assured that the directives of the IG-P to protect the people of Anambra and create a conducive environment for a free and fair election on Nov. 6 would strictly implemented

The DCP commended the synergy between the Military, the Police, DSS and other paramilitary agencies, noting that such synergy is unprecedented. (NAN)



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