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NCS finds Carbide used in explosives

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By Dawn

The chemicals were hidden under a truck in the South Western geopolitical zone.

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.


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