19 July 2011
The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Hafiz Ringim, has blamed the military authorities for not consulting the police first before going to the press on the purported 700 explosives.
A newspaper had last weekend reported that the military authorities intercepted 700 bombs being escorted by two policemen in
, a story the police high command has since debunked, saying that they were quarry explosives for blasting of rocks. Abuja
Addressing journalists in his office in
Monday, the IG said if the military authorities and the reporter had consulted the police immediately the vehicle was intercepted, the security agents would have shed light on the report. Abuja