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Police Foil Bomb Attack In Ibadan

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The Oyo state police has foiled a bomb attack suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram insurgents in Ibadan.

Improvised Explosive Devices

Improvised Explosive Devices

The police uncovered a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Ibadan during a search at a public function (area not mentioned).

Oluseun Awodele, the commander of Explosives Ordinance Disposal, said that the explosives contained detonator cords, high dynamite batteries, detonators with ammonium nitrate, underlining that if the explosives were well combined and constructed, they would form highly explosive IEDs.

The police cautioned members of the public to be more security conscious and beware of materials left carelessly in public places to avert any form of disaster.

It would be recalled that Boko Haram militants have recently released a shocking new video of a uniformed man, believed to be a police officer, being handcuffed, held at gunpoint and beheaded.

The footage released by jihadists operating in the north of Nigeria, also shows militants attacking an army barracks.

The sect has gradually expanded its operations into neighbouring countries in recent months, forcing Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger to launch a coordinated military fight back.

The four countries, alongside Benin, are preparing to launch a new 8,700-strong force.

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