By: Desmond Mgboh, Kano
Officers of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Nigeria Police Force in Kano State have so far recovered, evacuated or demobilized over 600 hand- cans and about 20 big -drum Improvised Explosive Devices since the tragic attack on the state on January 20, 2012.
Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Idris Ibrahim who made this known, yesterday, during a press conference said the explosive devices discovered and defused by his men include time bombs, bombs laden in vehicles, and remote control bombs, some of which were linked to and could explode at the instance of the vibration of any GSM call.
The Commissioner, while reeling out the statistics, pointed out that some of the improvised explosives were discovered on the streets, in primary schools, at the Bayero University , Kano , and on vehicles with the intention to wreak mass havoc, and loss of lives and property.
According to him, in the last two weeks alone, “the Command’s Anti-Bomb Squad had succeeded in evacuating and demobilizing of explosive devices at the Kano State College of Arts and Science (CAS), Kano, Kano State University of Technology Wudil, Gerawa Islamic Primary School and Ja’en Primary School”
He added that the bombs evacuated at the various institutions were successfully defused without injury or damage, despite the fact that the bombs at the Ja’en Primary School and Gerawa Islamic Primary School were planted in the night with the intention to explode by day break when the pupils would be in their classes.
The police boss appealed to members of the public to be extra-vigilant in their day-to-day activities and to immediately report to the police any sight of any strange object that they may notice in their neighborhood.
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