TVC News Nigeria gives us a report about an intercepted shipment of explosive materials.
The Federal Operations Unit Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service has impounded 20 drums of carbide, a chemical substance used in manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Hussein Ejibunu, acting Comptroller of the unit, has revealed that the chemicals which had no end user certificate were hidden under a truck that was intercepted in Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State. This is a major victory for the Nigerian Customs Service, as the carbide drums could have been used to create a large number of IEDs. The fact that the chemicals were hidden under a truck shows that the smugglers were trying to avoid detection. However, the NCS was able to intercept the truck and prevent the carbide from being used for further attacks.