April 2, 2023



Polls: Police prepare EOD personnel, deploy anti-bomb gear

In preparatuon for the final elections, the Nigeria Police Drive (NPF) has educated officers connected to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Chemical, Organic, Radiological and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Unit on protocols for protected explosives disposal and preventive measures.

A press assertion by the Drive Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Sunday in Abuja, mentioned: : The NPF have successfully concluded the coaching of its officers connected to the EOD-CBRN Unit.

“The coaching which mentioned established protocols for protected explosives disposal and preventive measures forward of the 2023 common elections was accredited by the Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP Usman Baba, as a part of his imaginative and prescient to make sure strategic and well timed coaching and retraining of law enforcement officials, significantly these with dynamic specialisations.”

He mentioned, “Upon conclusion of the coaching and quarterly convention of commanders and heads of EOD formations throughout the nation, the place the Commissioner of Police answerable for the unit, CP Zannah Shettima, represented the IGP, on the EOD Annex Workplace, Financial institution Anthony Approach, Ikeja-Lagos state.

“There was the distribution of some up to date devices donated by the United Nations’ Mine Motion Service (UNMAS), and United States Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (US NSDD), and others procured by way of the Particular Intervention Fund of the IGP to bases, sub-bases and different operational formations of EOD.

“The devices embrace Pack Eye Again Pack Radiation Detectors, Digital Management Measure Frequency Jammers, Thermo Scientific RIIDEye, Viken Detection Nighthawk, Thermo Scientific FirstDefender, and F3 Mine Lab-Deep Mine detectors.”

The spokesperson additional acknowledged that, “The IGP due to this fact assures that the NPF in its proactiveness, has emplaced measures to make sure correct sweeping of strategic places to forestall the import of CBRN and high-yield Explosives into public areas. Equally, EOD-CBRN personnel in any respect entry and exit factors of the nation have been placed on alert to be eagle-eyed with the intention to forestall the importation of explosive supplies illegally.

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“Whereas reiterating the management and coordinating roles the NPF has been charged to hold out within the inner safety structure and election safety administration in Nigeria, the IGP  has equally ordered Commissioners of Police and their respective supervisory Assistant Inspectors-Basic of Police (AIGs) within the 17 zonal instructions to repeatedly interact with the army and different safety companies which can be recognised members of the Inter-Company Consultative Committee on Election Safety (ICCES) to solidify the already designed operation order cum deployment methods emplaced in direction of the sleek and peaceable conduct of the elections.”