The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, on Friday in Lagos said no fewer than 2,000 bomb incidences were tackled between January and June by the Anti-bomb command.
Abubakar made this known during the graduation ceremony of 207 police officers, including 10 females, Anti-bomb Technicians and Investigators.
Represented by the Commissioner of Police, Anti-bomb Command, Mr Foluso Adebanjo, Abubakar noted that all the recovered explosives would be destroyed
He said that the training became necessary in view of the security challenges in the country, adding: ``this is one of the numerous measures taken to control the spate of bombings in the country.
``We took the initiatives by evaluating the grey areas of the Anti-bomb command operational neglect and put in place lasting mechanism to rectify them.
``This training confers on you the officers a new status as Anti-bomb technicians and investigators.
``The four-week intensive training qualifies you to be potential professionals in handling matters on explosives with versed knowledge on improvised explosive devices.
According to him, the task ahead is indeed very challenging, when there is a bomb to be detonated or need for an expert opinion regarding explosives/allied materials, you would be called upon.
Abubakar reminded them that the expectations on them at this time were high.
He urged Nigerians to collaborate with the police by giving information on the activities of terrorists and other criminals so as to reduce the spate of bombings in the country.
Responding on behalf of others, Mr Lohor Moses, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, assured the IGP of their commitment toward upholding the standards of the police.
``We pledge to be disciplined, patriotic, dedicated to duty, loyal and at all times good ambassadors of the command,’’ Moses said.