Explosives found at Oshikoto school destroyed

03 September 2020 | Police

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



The police yesterday destroyed 13 explosive devices found at the Tsintsabis Combined School in the Oshikoto Region.

These explosives were found by the Namibian Police Force Explosives Division that has embarked on a demining operation at three public schools in the region, namely King Kauluma Combined School, Tsintsabis Combined School and Tsumeb Junior Primary School.

The operation was initiated after a request by the regional education directorate.

“The request is quite noble and therefore extensively appreciated by the police, considering the fact that they prioritise the safety and security of their learners as well as that of their premises even before the schools resume next week,” said the spokesperson of the police, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi.

The police explosives experts conducted the demining operation from 24 August until 8 September.

A team was assigned to each of the three schools.

At Tsintsabis Combined School different types of explosives were found, but nothing was found at the other two.

The devices found at Tsintsabis Combined School included hand grenades and live ammunition.

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