From Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki
Afer many weeks of clinical analysis on object found by a scavenger
in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, the Ebonyi
State police command, on Tuesday, confirmed that the object was a remnant of the civil war bomb used during the Nigeria Civil war.
The Improvised Explosives Device (IED) discovered 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.
According to him, “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 bomb was planted in the area so to say, it was one of those landmines that was planted during the civil war. Our headquarters have directed that it should be destroyed and it has been destroyed by our bomb section”
“We have conducted a search to know if similar object can be found in
the area and every other parts of the state and we have not seen any
other one. Some of these things couldn’t detonate in their time. This
particular landmine fell into the river and river 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’’. Ends
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