October 3, 2013

Army to destroy seized IEDs in Borno


MAIDUGURI—The 7 Division of Nigerian Army in Borno State is to destroy large quantities of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, recovered during the fight against terror in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states by Operation BOYONA in the state as from tomorrow.

It therefore, asked residents and members of Chabbal community, including farmers and herdsmen to remain indoors during the period.

Speaking, yesterday, at the Joint Task Force, JTF, headquarters in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, the acting spokesman of the division, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said the detonation would be carried out at Chabbal area on Maiduguri-Gubio road to prevent casualties arising from exploded bombs.

He said: “In view of the exercise, the military division wishes to inform members of the general public, particularly herdsmen; and those people living and farming around those areas, as well as motorists, not to panic on the massive movements of troops and their vehicles and sounds of explosives on Friday (tomorrow).”

He specifically warned farmers and herdsmen to keep away from the Chabbal general area, until the exercise was completed.

On the recent attacks and killings on Maiduguri-Damaturu road and Benishiekh town, the spokesman said: “The 7 Division of Nigerian Army is seriously concerned and is acting with a view to containing this ugly trend, not only on the affected road, but other roads, as well as in its area of responsibility.

“The whole effort is to contain terrorism and ensure the protection of people’s lives and property. Members of the public are requested to continue to remain resilient and security conscious at all times, as the 7 Military Division is poised to eradicating this madness.”