An Explosive Device, I.E.D has been uncovered along Ughelli/Patani road in Delta State.
BIGPEN NIGERIA was told that a team of Anti Robbery Squad led by its Commander SP Masoyi Dadi of the Delta State Police Command discovered the suspected explosive in a vehicle.
The Delta State Police Command says the object was intercepted in a white Toyota Hilux Van unregistered, which refused to stop during a stop and search police operation.
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command CP Adeyinka B. Adeleke however allayed fears of all Deltans over the discovery.
He said that there is no cause to be apprehensive over development.
Also, Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chuks Orisewezie, who confirmed the development, said policemen on stop and search duty along Ughelli –Patani road uncovered the object on Thursday 21, February at about 19:45hrs.
According to him, the team gave the vehicle a hot chase, in the process the two (2) occupants abruptly stopped and escaped into a nearby bush.
Upon thorough search of the vehicle, 128 pieces of 60mm.156 kg emulsion chemical substances and 5 pieces of electric detonators all concealed in several black bagco bags along with Hilux van were recovered.
“The Items which are suspected to be explosive components have been handed over to Bomb Disposal Unit who have since confirmed them as such.
“The Commissioner of Police admonished members of the public to be vigilant and security conscious, report any strange objects to the police or any security agency nearest to them.
He further warned that anybody in any guise that has an intention to cause mayhem or disrupt the election by any means will be seriously dealt with.
Meanwhile Delta State Command is reassuring Deltans that there is no cause for alarm in this general election and will continue to ensure the public of its safety and security during and after the exercise and at all times.