The statement issued by the Command yesterday, February 14 below:
“The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force through its operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department also known as Anti Bomb Unit have recovered successfully from a building site an unexploded ordinance otherwise known as UXO being part of the civil war left overs buried on the ground in the war affected areas.
The object was recovered from the building site located around N.T.A Hostel axis of ogui in Enugu on 13/2/16 in the afternoon following its discovery by the builders as they were working at the site.It was further gathered that the builders on sighting the suspected object,promptly alerted the state police command operatives who also arrived promptly at the scene for the evacuation of the unexploded ordinance.
Meanwhile,area has been rendered safe by the Explosive Ordinance Department operatives as builders are busy doing their construction at the site. It could be recalled that the state police command through its public Relations Department have been sensitizing members of the public on the need not to tamper with UXO when found either during farming,road and building constructions amongst others but to promptly alert the state command operatives or the nearest police station,so that operatives can come and evacuate the object and render the area very safe with their equipments.”