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Soldiers take over premises of 17,000 live bombs in Owerri



The Nigerian Army has deployed soldiers to take over security of the premises housing 17,000 live bombs in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The soldiers from the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, were said to have taken over the premises few days ago.

Similarly, a team of bomb experts from the 34 Artillery Brigade have been dispatched to the site where the explosives are being stockpiled at No. 109, Achike Udenka Avenue in new Owerri, a densely populated area, to get a first-hand information of the situation on the explosives, with a view to reporting to the authorities on the next line of action.

The decision, to deploy soldiers to provide security for the premises, followed Daily Sun’s, publication of August, 9, after Professor Yakubu, an explosive expert and a stockpile manager who is also the Managing Director of Demining Concept Nigeria, raised the alarm over the huge number of explosives stockpiled in the state.

This is even as Professor Yakubu, has raised fresh alarm over the presence of another 44,000, bombs in some uncleared locations across the southeastern part of the country, saying some of these explosives are located in schools, churches, markets and other public places.
Prof. Yakubu, who spoke to Daily Sun, in a telephone interview on the updates of the state of the bombs, listed some of the marked 107 uncleared locations to include Imo Etiti-Ihitte Uboma – Madonna High School, former Ojukwu’s logistic base, Ohoba/Ahoada Road Owerri West, Holy Rosary Pry School, Anambra, Abaganana/Ukpo Road side, Residence of Michael Okechukwu.
Sun, August 28, 2017


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  1. yanju omotodun

    August 28, 2017 at 8:28 am

    17000 live bombs, who dey bomb with these bombs, I doubt if this is true


      August 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Oga dey never bomb anyone yet, I am sure they want to use it against fighting the federal government if they refuse granting Biafra

  2. Abeni Adebisi

    August 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    17,000 live bombs have no place in Nigeria, this isn’t possible.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      August 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Don’t be too sure this isn’t possible, the level Nigeria is now, nothing is impossible. We have more of desperate and corrupt politicians that can go to any length to get whatever they want

  3. Anita Kingsley

    August 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    The federal government hasn’t seen anything yet, these bombs re just 1% of what we’re capable of doing, there are lots more they will never discover.

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