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Police Recover Locally Made Bombs from ESN Members in Anambra

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The Anambra Police Command on Monday announced that it seized locally-fabricated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were apprehended from the suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

According to the police, the explosives, including RPG Bomb and a hand grenade, were confiscated at Afor Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, where fierce exchanges between security agencies and the suspected insurgents happened.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mr Aderemi Adeoye, said the items which included a telephone, were contained in a bag abandoned at the scene of the attack.

“The Command recovered a locally fabricated RPG Bomb and a hand grenade at the scene of the shootout between gunmen suspected to be ESN militants and the Joint Security Convoy led by the Commissioner himself.

“Detectives were deployed to process the scene of the shootout for clues that could aid investigation aimed at unravelling identities and mission of the gunmen.

“The Command’s Bomb Disposal Squad was immediately deployed to the scene and the explosives were carefully defused,” he said.

The DCP said the phone recovered from the suspects are being analysed to elicit useful intelligence on the gang.

“Command Bomb Disposal Squad was deployed in the scene and explosive ordinances were defused and being analysed while the handset is being processed for vital intelligence,” he said.

He also assured that the directives of the Inspector-General (IG) to protect the people of Anambra and create a conducive environment for a free and fair election on November 6 would be strictly implemented.

The DCP commended the synergy between the military, the police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and other paramilitary agencies, noting that such synergy is remarkable.

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