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Police uncover civil war bombs in Anambra, Imo, Delta

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The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said it had uncovered and detonated an undisclosed number of bombs left during the 1967-1970 Nigeria civil war in three states.

Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Police said construction workers at building sites discovered the explosives in Imo, Delta and Anambra states and reported their findings to security agencies.

The development was revealed by the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Nigeria’s EOD, Maikudi Shehu.

He spoke during the quarterly conference of senior officers and EOD base/unit commanders at his office in Lagos.

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He said, “Part of our successes after the general elections was the recovery and subsequent detonation of explosives left during the civil war in Anambra, Delta and Imo states.

“The explosives were detonated without causing panic. The explosives were many and would have caused a lot of damage if not for the timely intervention of our department.

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