The Yobe State Police Department has warned state farmers to be vigilant when going to work on their farms, as there is a possibility that improvised explosives may have been buried in seven communities in the state.
A statement by the spokesman for the state police command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said that the command has recently discovered and spread some explosives in the Damaturu and Buni Yadi municipalities and warned that explosives may also be buried underground in some other places in the state.
He appealed to the farmers to be vigilant and report any strange object they see to the police.
Part of the statement reads as follows
“The Yobe State Police Command recently discovered and distributed some improvised explosive devices in the Damaturu and Buni Yadi local government areas of the state.
It is very likely that more of these explosives are buried in the ground in places such as Geidam, Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Dapchi, Kanamma, Gulani and Buni Yadi.
As the agricultural season progresses, the command wants to warn anyone and everyone involved in growing crops and other agricultural land to report suspicious objects on their farms to the nearest police station.
On June 20, 2020, for example, an Adamu Haruna in Gujba LGA found one of the unexploded bombs on his farm. He unknowingly brought it to his house. However, when he tried to dismantle the object, it exploded, injuring the victim on various parts of his body. He is currently being treated at the hospital.”