‘Boomsday’ averted in Borno
A major disaster was on Tuesday avoided in a village near Jakana in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, when a combined team from the Borno Police Command and the Army uncovered and detonated 147 Unexploded Cluster Ordinances (UXOs).
The devices would have caused a major disaster to lives and property but for the diligence of residences who informed the security agencies of the objects.
Mr Clement Adoda, state Commissioner of Police, while addressing a news conference in Maiduguri, said that the items were uncovered on February 8 by a combined Bomb Disposal Unit of the command.
“I am glad to inform you that on February 8 at about 9 a.m., 147 unexploded UXOS were recovered at about two kilometers away from Auno village near Jakana in Konduga Local Government Area by a combined Bomb Disposal Unit of the command.
“Policemen with troops attached to Jakana General area led by Captain Daniel Yakubu carried out the operation.
“The explosives were sighted, recovered and destroyed in good time without injuries or damages to lives and property,” Adoda said.
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