Biafra war: Police destroy unexploded civil war bomb in Anambra


The Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Anambra State Police Command, yesterday, destroyed an unexploded civil war bomb discovered by some workers at a construction site in Adabebe village,Amawbia in Awka South Local Government Area.

Police Public Relations Of- ficer for Anambra, Haruna Mohammed, described the weapon as mortar bomb say- ing it was dug up by an excavator digging the foundation for the construction of a perimeter fence.

The excavator, identified simply as Onyekachukwu, said he initially thought the weapon was a tuber of yam given its shape, but that when he brought it out, he discovered that it was a bomb.

“We found this bomb at someone’s place while digging the foundation for a fence. As we were digging, we dug it up. We have called the Department of State Services (DSS) to come and take it,” he said.

Mohammed in a release said, although, the weapon did not explode at the construction site, the Police found out that it was still very potent and could wreak great havoc if mishandled.

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