Police defuse explosive device planted at University of Maiduguri entrance

The Borno State Police Command says it has successfully neutralised an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) discovered at the entrance of the University of Maiduguri.

According to ASP Nahum Daso, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the incident occurred on Monday, December 4, prompting a swift response from security personnel.

Daso confirmed that a suspicious device was spotted near the university’s main gate around 9.00 a.m. Promptly, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was deployed to the location, verifying that the device was indeed a fabricated IED.

“In swift response, the Command’s Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) swung into action and successfully diffused the IED without loss of lives or property,” Daso stated.

After neutralising the device, he said the command thoroughly sanitised the area to ensure safety.

He added that the police have initiated an investigation to apprehend the perpetrators behind the placement of the explosive device and to uncover their motives.

In light of this incident, the police spokesperson urged residents to remain vigilant and promptly report suspicious objects or individuals to the nearest security agencies.

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