From: Madu Ezenoha, Enugu
Police detonate 50-year old unexploded ordinance in Enugu
The Explosive Ordinance Unit of the Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police on Wednesday announced the successfully evacuation of an object suspected to be unexploded ordinance which was used during the Biafra/Nigeria civil war.
The Nigeria civil war was fought about 50 years ago.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, ASP Ebere Amaraizu in a release made available to journalists in Enugu Wednesday, stated that the object which was found in the morning of July 21, 2017, at a farmland called Amaetiti in Oji River Local Government Area of the state was said to have been discovered on the
ground during farming.
According to Amaraizu, expert analysis indicated that the civil war bomb left over has not been detonated and was of high caliber.
“The command to this end is advising members of the public not to tamper with any of such objects whenever they are seen or discovered either during farming, building or road constructions but to report promptly to the nearest police station or to call the command’s control room number on 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172 for prompt and necessary action.”
The PPRO said that Police, in another development, through the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad Oji River zone, raided one hotel situated at Gariki Ugwuoba recently, where two suspected armed robbery suspects who gave their names as Stanley Chukwu and Ozumba Henry were nabbed.
“Recovered from them are a locally made short double barrel gun fully loaded with cartridges, one Triple mouth locally made short gun loaded with three cartridges and one locally made revolver pistol loaded with three live ammunitions. Suspects are already helping the operatives in their investigations as the state command has assured of its continual partnership with sister Agencies, members of the public and relevant stakeholders with a view to sustaining the tempo of a peaceful environment in the state.
“We urge people to be law abiding by not taking laws into their hands but to endeavour to report any issue regarding any threat to peace in their environment to the nearest police station or through the
command’s distress call lines and social media platform @PoliceNG_Enugu, nigeriapoliceforce enugustate and also to remain security conscious of their environment and properties.”