Insurgency: I-G lauds EOD operatives for ending incessant bombings

By Monday Ijeh

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbeokun, has hailed operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit for bringing an end to the incessant bombings in the country.

The I-G said that the operatives have also been outstanding in safeguarding the country against evolving threats associated with explosive materials.

Egbeokun, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobbi on Friday in Abuja, said during a meeting with with Commanders and Directing Staff of the unit that they must remain professional in the discharge of their duties.

The I-G particularly noted the safe rendering of anti-disturbance IED at the University of Maiduguri and road clearance operations in various locations in Borno.

He said the achievements had facilitated the reintegration of citizens into their ancestral homes in the state.

Egbeokun acknowledged the unit for recovering five IEDs from an unregistered vehicle after neutralising three members of a separatist group in Anambra..

The I-G called on the EOD Commanders to be more active, vigilant and responsive in monitoring the production, importation, storage, transportation, distribution and usage of explosives nationwide.

He further urged the commanders to be professional in combating armed and violent criminals in the country.

The I-G expressed confidence in the abilities and dedication of the EOD Units and pledged to invest in the training and equipping of the EOD personnel with the latest facilities. (NAN)