Police IG Tasks EOD Unit on Monitoring Distribution, Usage of Explosives

...Harps on Professionalism, Proactiveness

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbeokun, Ph.D. has urged Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Commanders to be more active, vigilant, and responsive in monitoring the production, importation, storage, transportation, distribution, and usage of explosives nationwide.

Addressing the evolving nature of security challenges across the country, the IGP emphasised the need for professionalism in efforts to combat armed and violent criminals.

The Police boss made the charge during a gathering of EOD-CBRN Commanders and Directing Staff at the IGP’s Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja on Thursday, January 18, 2024.


This was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The IGP acknowledged the outstanding service of the Unit in safeguarding the country against evolving threats associated with explosive materials.

Highlighting the unit’s pivotal role during the Boko Haram insurgency, the IGP commended their efforts in bringing an end to incessant bombing activities.


He specifically mentioned recent achievements, including the safe rendering of an Anti-disturbance IED at the University of Maiduguri and road clearance operations in various locations in Borno State, facilitating the reintegration of citizens into their ancestral homes.

The IGP also acknowledged the Unit for recovering five IEDs from an unregistered vehicle after neutralising three members of a separatist group in Anambra State.

The Inspector-General of Police while expressing full confidence in the abilities and dedication of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units, reiterated the commitment of the NPF under his leadership to invest in trainings and equipping EOD personnel with the latest technologies to enhance their capabilities.

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