There was serious panic among residents in Asaba, the capital of Delta state in the morning of Friday, December 7, following the discovery of an object suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Daily Sun reports that the object was found by workers digging a foundation at a site for the perimeter fencing of the ‘C’ division of the Delta state police command.
It was learnt that the discovery caused confusion with workers and residents scampering to safety.
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The report said the divisional police officer (DPO) of the police, CSP Anietie Eyoh, refused to speak about the discovery.
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He, however, noted that the safety of his men, workers and Nigerian citizens was of paramount interest to him.
The report said the commissioner of police in the state, Anthony Ogbizi, confirmed the incident adding that the object had been evacuated by men of the Bomb Disposal Unit of the command for analysis.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a former Chief of Army Administration, Major-General Garba Wahab, on Monday, November 26, reacted to the death of 44 soldiers who were recently killed by Boko Haram insurgents at the Nigerian Army base in Borno state.
Wahab blamed the attack on a military base in Metele, a remote village near the border with the Niger Republic, on information leakage.
The ex-Army chief, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, urged the military to be careful in its intelligence gathering approach, in the war against terror.
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