The Explosives Ordnance Disposal Command of the Nigerian Police Force has taken delivery of Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) which will be deployed to all Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders. EDCs are dogs trained in the detection of bombs and dangerous explosives. According to the Police commissioner, the deployment was a part of the command’s strategies to improve on its operations nationwide.
Anytime from now, EDC will be deployed to all the airports, seaports and our strategic borders because they increase security and enhance explosives detection. The dogs have expertise in conducting large scale sweeps of facilities that are used in airports, seaports and land borders. To this end, security will be maximised and consolidated in all these places. We also want to assure members of the public that the command is fully prepared in 2014 to tackle any Improvise Explosives Device (IED) anywhere in the country, the commissioner stated.