An undisclosed number of bombs left in three states during the 1967-1970 Biafra civil war had been uncovered and detonated claims the Nigerian police.
The Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Commission claimed construction workers at building sites discovered the explosives in Imo, Delta and Anambra states and reported their findings to security agencies.
This was announced on Thursday by Nigeria’s EOD Commissioner for Police (CP), Maikudi Shehu.
Speaking during the quarterly conference of senior officers and EOD base/unit commanders at his office in Lagos CP Shehu said;
”Part of our successes after the general elections was the recovery and subsequent detonation of explosives left during the civil war in Anambra, Delta and Imo states.
”The explosives were detonated without causing panic. The explosives were many and would have caused a lot of damage if not for the timely intervention of our department.”