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Police confirm civil war bomb in Ebonyi

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AFTER many weeks of clinical analysis on an object found by a scavenger in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the state police command, yesterday, confirmed that the object was a remnant of the bomb used during the Nigeria Civil war.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP James Madu confirmed that the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) object was a land mine used during the Nigeria Civil War.

“The object suspected to be bomb IED, which was found in Okposi, was taken for scientific examination in our forensic headquarters, Abuja.

“It was not as if a bomb was planted in the area, so to say; it was one of those land mines that were planted during the civil war.

“Our headquarters has directed that it be destroyed and our bomb section has done so.

“We have conducted a search for similar objects in other parts of the state and we have not seen any.”

Some of these explosives couldn’t detonate at that time. This particular land mine fell into the river which continued to move it round until it got to the river bank and somebody saw it and alerted the police.

“So, it was not a planted bomb.”

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Police confirm civil war bomb in Ebonyi

From Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki

AFTER many weeks of clinical analysis on an object found by a scavenger

in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the state police command yesterday confirmed that the object was a remnant of the civil war bomb used during the Nigeria Civil war.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was discovered

by a scavenger in Onu Ezeukwu Uzo,

Okposi in Ohaozara.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP James Madu confirmed that the

object was a landmine used during the Nigeria Civil War.

“The object suspected to be bomb IED which was found in Okposi was taken

for scientific examination in our forensic headquarters, Abuja. It was

not as if a bomb was planted in the area so to say, it was one of those land mines that were planted during the civil war. Our headquarters has directed that it should be destroyed and our

bomb section has done so.

“We have conducted a search to know if similar objects could be found in other parts of the state and we have not seen any. Some of these explosives couldn’t detonate at that time. This

particular land mine fell into the river which continued to move it

round until it got to the river bank, until somebody saw it and alerted

the police. So, it was not a planted bomb.

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