Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, on Monday, set up a Special Investigations Team to examine the cause of the explosion that occurred at Ogbese, near Akure, the Ondo State capital, last Saturday.
The team, led by Maikudi Shehu, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, has other members, including police officers from the Police Bomb Disposal Squad, a specialised arm of the police that oversees explosives and ordinance operations of the force.
Frank Mba, the force’s spokesman, in a statement, noted that the team would work jointly with experts from the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency.
“The NGSA Agency has a state-of-the-art laboratory with the capacity and expertise to carry out a wide range of geo-scientific examinations including Laboratory/Forensic Examinations, Geochemical Analysis of Rocks, Minerals, Water, Sewage, Soil Samples and Site Investigations amongst others.
“The IG hopes that with the involvement of NGSA, the quality and integrity of investigations into the explosion will be greatly enhanced,” Mba said.