IGP sets up special investigation team over Ondo explosion


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has set-up a Special Investigation Team to investigate the cause of the tragic explosion that occurred at Ogbese near Akure, the Ondo State Capital on Friday.

In a statement released by the Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, the investigation team will work jointly with experts from the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) as the agency has a state-of-the-art laboratory with the capacity and expertise to carry out a wide range of geo-scientific examinations.

The statement added that the IGP enjoins the citizens especially those living around the scene of the incident to avoid the area so as not to tamper with the scene of the incident and the ongoing investigations.
The Team which is headed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Maikudi A. Shehu, is made up of police officers from the Police Bomb Disposal Squad (Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit) which is a specialized arm of the Police that oversees explosives and ordinance operations of the Force.

Adamu has however sympathized with the government and people of Ondo State particularly victims that sustained injuries or lost their property as a result of the incident.

He calls for calm and assures that the outcome of investigations will be made public.





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