Borno: NSCDC discovers explosive in farm

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command, in Borno, has discovered explosive in a farm in Auno village of Konduga LGA.

Briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the State Commandant, Musa Farouk said the device was recovered by Agro Rangers.

“It has been confirmed to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED). We will liaise with police bomb squad for its detonation,” Farouk said.

Farouk also paraded 13 suspects arrested for various offences ranging from vandalism, bunkering, theft, possession of illicit drugs and illegal assembly during curfew hours.

He listed items recovered to include fuel truck, two generators, electricity and communication cables as well as illicit drugs including some quantity of cannabis sativa.

The commandant who reiterated the commitment of the corps to sustain onslaught on criminals in the state, lauded the support from Gov. Babagana Zulum administration to security agencies in the state.

“We want to assure the people of Borno that we will continue to do our best to sustain constant patrol and surveillance in the state.

“I want to appeal to the good people of Borno to help us report any suspicious movement and case of vandalism,” Farouk said.

He listed dedicated lines for the public to reach out to the corps.

The lines include: 08068900817, 08098134694, 08035286881 and 08036622275. (NAN)