Monday, February 20, 2012

Boko Haram: The last moment of bomb-detecting cop, Sgt. Sunday Badang before he was blown up trying to diffuse a road-side bomb

This the last moment of bomb-detecting cop, Sgt. Sunday Badang before blast killed him while trying to diffuse or detonate a road-side bomb planted by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Kaduna

After watching this video, I feel this young and brave cop died due to lack of adequate traninig and equipment. This is rather sucidal to embark on a sesitive mission of this magnitude without adequate equipment!

He is without a bomb suit, body pad, body armour or any bomb detonation device. He is neither wearing a common bullet proof vest, nor a pair of gloves at the very least!! Incredulously, he is armed with only a metal detector to detonate an explosive device. As he approaches the bag and opens it, the dreaded happens, there is a powerful explosion and the rest is history. You are saddened, you are horrified, you are appalled, your stomach turns and when these feelings abate after a few minutes, you wonder how anyone could be so foolhardy.

Sgt. Sunday Badang’s widow Rose (left)