The Police in Anambra State has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufactured with shrapnel glued together with cement concrete and connected with two wires.
The Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement in Awka, said that the command was still investigating to find out those behind it.
According to the statement: “On 20th June, 2019 at about 2:40pm, an object suspected to be an explosive device was sighted just behind an Observation Point of Policemen attached to 54PMF along Otuocha-Nando road, Otuocha in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State.
“The Area was immediately cordoned off and the Command Explosives Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) operatives were deployed to the scene where a white paint bucket filled with shrapnels glued together with cement concrete and connected with two wires extended to the nearby bush was examined and confirmed to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).”
The PPRO, said the device was successfully deactivated and evacuated to a safer location for demobilisation.
The Command called on members of the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious objects or persons to the nearest police station.