INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HELPS REDUCE IED THREAT IN NIGERIA

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”

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5 Responses to INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HELPS REDUCE IED THREAT IN NIGERIA

  1. peccavi says:

    Hmmm.
    I’d query the honourable gentlemans figures.
    Is he taking IED attacks as a distinct event i.e. IED attacks without small arms or fire bombs or does he mean IEDs in totality because I would suggest he is incorrect.
    It would be interesting to see a summary of the raw data

  2. Oje says:

    A barely a week ago while driving i saw what looked like a pickup truck with the back doors open and something that looks exactly like this. I remember being fascinated, the van was packed just outside the front of a Hotel gate.

  3. Augustine says:

    NAF locally built a much smaller size of this anti-bomb robot last year and displayed it publicly, what happened to those ones?

    What also happened to this ones too….

    http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/133308-nigerian-army-announces-hi-tech-device-to-tackle-boko-haram.html

    ???

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