By Daniel Dafe
The Anti Robbery Squad of Delta State Police Command, has recovered items suspected to be IEDs along Ughelli/Patani Road, as the command assuaged fears of all Deltans, stating that there is no cause to be apprehensive over anything.
In a press release signed by ASP Chuks Oresewezie, Acting Police Public Relations Officer, the Command disclosed that two days ago, while on a stop and search duty along Ughelli-Patani Road, the police intercepted a white Toyota Hilux Van unregistered, which refused to stop.
According to the statement, the team gave the vehicle a hot chase and the two occupants abruptly stopped and escaped into a nearby bush, adding that upon a thorough search of the vehicle, 128 pieces of 60mm.156 kg emulsion chemical substances and 5 pieces of electric detonators all concealed in several black Bagco bags along with the Hilux van were recovered.
The Items which are suspected to be explosive components have been handed over to the Bomb Disposal Unit who has since confirmed them as such.
Also, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, has admonished members of the public to be vigilant and security conscious, urging deltans to report any strange object to the police or any security agency nearest to them.
He further warned that anybody in any guise that has an intention to cause mayhem or disrupt the election by any means will be seriously dealt with.
Meanwhile Delta State Command has reassured Deltans that there is no cause for alarm during the general election, saying that they will continue to ensure the public of their safety and security during and after the exercise and at all times.