Farmers in Yobe state has been warned by police command to be vigilant as they go to their farms to work as there is a chance that extemporize explosives might have been concealed in seven communities in the state.
According to ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the spokesperson from the state police command , the command has discovered and diffused some explosives in Damaturu and Buni Yadi local governments in recent times and warns that some other areas in the state might also have explosives buried subterranean. He appealed to farmers to be watchful and report any strange object they see to the police.
The statement in part reads
“The Yobe State Police Command in recent times discovered and diffused some improvised explosive devices in Damaturu and Buni Yadi Local Government Areas of the state.
It is highly probable that more of these explosives may be buried in the ground in such places like Geidam, Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Dapchi, Kanamma, Gulani and Buni Yadi.
As the farming season progresses, the command wishes to warn all and sundry engaged in the cultivation of crops and other farmlands to report any suspicious object(s) on their farms to the nearest police station.
For instance, on 20th June 2020, in Gujba LGA, one Adamu Haruna found one of the unexploded bombs on his farm. He unknowingly took it to his house. However, while trying to dismantle the object, it exploded and injured the victim on various parts of his body. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.”