The soldiers from the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, were said to have taken over the premises a few days ago.
In the same vein, a team of bomb experts from the 34 Artillery Brigade have been dispersed out to the site where the explosives were being stockpiled at No. 109, Achike Udenka Avenue in new Owerri, a densely populated area, to investigate the situation on the explosives, with a view of reporting it to the authorities to determine the next line of action.
Meanwhile, one Professor Yakubu has reportedly raised a fresh alarm over the presence of some other 44,000, bombs in some uncleared locations across the southeastern part of the country, saying some of these explosives are located in schools, churches, markets and other public places.
The explosive expert who commended the Nigeria Army for their efforts in tackling security challenges in this present time, said: “the soldiers would guard the place until we are ready to destroy the bombs.”
Besides the Nigeria army’s intervention, Yakubu said he had also been informed that officials of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) had manned the premises after he contacted them over the issue during the 2015 general elections.
When reached for comments on the issue Public Relations Officer in charge of 34 Artillery Brigade, Captain Haruna Tagwai, added that “the army has already provided security on the premises, but the property belongs to the Ministry of Defence.”
He said, “if you want to get more fact about it, you can contact the press’s secretary in the Ministry of Defence.”