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FG destroys Nigeria-Biafra war bombs in Enugu

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—ABOUT 183 different types of unexploded explosives recovered from nine states affected by the Nigerian – Biafran Civil War were yesterday detonated by the Ministry of Defence, 39 years after the war ended.

Two of the bombs dropped during  the war were recovered from the residence of a renowned author, Chinua Achebe, according  to the experts.

The exercise which took place at Onyeama Hills on Enugu – Onitsha Expressway and witnessed by the Minister of Defence, Dr. Shettima Mustafa, the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi and members of the armed forces and representatives of the United Nations, was handled by a team of experts under the Humanitarian De-Mining project.

The Federal Government had in January this year inaugurated a committee on the pre-enumeration of landmines victims and the removal of landmines, Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) from some parts of  the country.

The affected states were Abia, Anambra, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River , Imo, Ebonyi, Delta, Enugu and Benue.


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