The Borno State Commissioner of Police have revealed that it discovered 147 clusters of bombs in Auno Village in Konduga Local Government Area of the state, while also recovering recovered unexploded ordinance, in the residence of the state Director of the National Youth Service Corps.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Clement Adoda, speaking in Maiduguri explained that the 147 clusters of bombs were discovered at a location of about 27 kilometres from the state capital, Maiduguri.
He said that he and his men were first alerted about the bombs on Sunday around 9am and without wasting time, dashed to the scene.
He noted: “The area we found them was some kilometers away from Auno village, near Jakana, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. A combined team of disposal unit, with a crack team of some of policemen and soldiers attached to Jakana general area, led by Captain Daniel Yakubu, found the explosives and recovered them. We also immediately destroyed them.”
Speaking about the undetonated bomb found in the quarters of the NYSC Director, Adoda said that the state bomb disposal team recovered the unexploded ordinance, adding that it was believed that it was part of bombs
launched during one of the Boko Haram attacks on Maiduguri in one of the Boys’ Quarters at the residence of the state Director of the National Youth Service Corps along Damboa Road, Maiduguri.
“The number one policeman in the state said: “The explosives were detonated safely without damages to lives and property. The discovery of this ordinance would not have been possible to achieve, if not for members of the public. They were quick in giving information to security agencies.
“We implore members of the public to always call on security agencies whenever items suspected to be Improved Explosive Devices were sighted in their domains. This is the only way to avert further wanton destruction to lives and property in the state.”