Inspector General of Police, Mr MD Abubakar (standing 3rd from the left) and senior officers of the Bomb Disposal Unit observe the workings of an anti-bomb robotic vehicle.
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIA POLICE FORCE
Jeremy Binnie, London
– IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
10 April 2014
Nigeria’s security forces have managed to reduce the number of casualties caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Haruna Ismaila.
“From 2009-2013, it is estimated that
25% of the total number of civilian
casualties was caused by IEDs. In 2012 alone, IEDs incidents recorded its highest peak in Nigeria, with a total number of 550 incidents,” he told a UN conference on 1-2 April.
“However, these figures tended to
decline in 2013 due to the proactive
measures, information exchange,
awareness lectures, capacity building and improved understanding on detection,identification, and application of render- safe procedures through the use of modern equipment and tactics, techniques and practices”