The state police command later assured the peole saying there was no cause for alarm. The command's public relations officer DSP Jude Madu, reported that a resident of the area, Okoro Chikaodiri had gone to Onu Ezeukwu Uzor stream in the area when he saw an object suspected to be IED and immediately raised the alarm. “The man quickly reported to the DPO Ohaozara who visited the scene and took photographs. The DPO then invited our bomb squad who went and evacuated that object for analysis.
“The object has been removed and taken to our workshop at the Command Headquarters in Abakaliki for analysis. The result of the analysis is being awaited. The public should go about their lawful business because the case has been taken care of,” he said.
In the same vein, the Nigerian Army has announced the discovery a bomb-making factory left behind by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents. This was revealed by the Army at a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Wednesday, January 4.