The Borno Police Command said on Tuesday that it had uncovered 147 Unexploded Cluster Ordinances (UXOS) in a village near Jakana in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Clement Adoda, the Commissioner of Police, stated this at a news conference in Maiduguri.
Adoda said that the items were uncovered on Feb. 8 by a combined Bomb Disposal Unit of the command.
“I am glad to inform you that on Feb. 8 at about 9 a.m. ,147 unexploded UXOS were recovered at about two kilometers away from Auno village near Jakana in Konduga Local Government Area by a combined Bomb Disposal Unit of the command.
“Policemen with troops attached to Jakana General area led by Captain Daniel Yakubu carried out the operation.
“The explosives were sighted, recovered and destroyed in good time without injuries or damages to lives and property,” Adoda said.
He said the command had also recovered another unexploded ordinance at the residence of the state NYSC Director.
“The Bomb Disposal Unit also recovered an unexploded ordinance suspected to have been launched during the Feb. 1, Boko Haram foiled attack on Maiduguri, at the residence of the state NYSC Director along Damboa Road, Maiduguri.
“The ordinance was rendered safe without damage to life and property,” the commissioner said.
He said that the successes recorded were due to timely supply of information by the residents of the state.
“This feat would not have been achieved without the provision of timely information to security agents by members of the public.
“It is hoped that this success will further encourage residents to volunteer vital information to security agents in the state.
“ I therefore urge the good people of Borno to always call on security agencies whenever items suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are discovered in their domains.
“This is the only way to avert further wanton destruction in the state,” Adoda said.