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Orji wants Anti-Bomb Squad Training Unit established in Abia

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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia has called for the establishment of the police Anti-Bomb Training Unit in the state ``in view of the security challenges across the country.''

Orji made the call on Wednesday in Umuahia when a delegation of the Anti-Bomb Squad Unit, Force Headquarters, led by Mr Ambrose Aisabor, paid him a courtesy visit.

The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Emeka Ananaba, said that the current security situation made it expedient to establish the outfit in the state.

He said that the state government would be willing to fund the establishment of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, adding that the Nigeria Police Force only needed to give the go ahead for the project.

Orji said that the protection of lives and property of residents of the state was prominent on the state government's agenda.

He commended the unit for the foresights in making efforts to nip the security challenges facing the country in the bud.

Orji said that the state was prepared to tackle any eventuality of bomb related cases that might crop up.

Earlier, Aisabor had said that the delegation was in the state on the mandate of the Inspector General of Police to evaluate the current security challenges across the country.

He said that government at all levels, including the international community,  were not happy with the security challenges facing the country.

He urged stakeholders to devise proactive measures to help the police in addressing the problem of bombing, which had become a major security

threat in the country. (NAN)