NCS finds Carbide used in explosives

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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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Ask Nigeria
26 days ago

NCS finds Carbide used in explosivesThe chemicals were hidden under a truck in the South Western geopolitical zone. Express your point of view.

Ultra0711
Member
25 days ago

Thank God oo. Imagine the amount of life that will have suffer from bomb blast if the chemical was not detected.

Tolaniiii
Member
25 days ago

Hopefully the NCS continues to apprehend criminals like this and people that want to e creating havoc in the country

Bola12
Member
25 days ago

33 million naira worth of explosives is a whole lot, why are people wasting money on unnecessary and dangerous things when they can use the money to improve peoples life

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
25 days ago

It is beneficial. Because of something as potentially harmful as this, we have found that our security measures need to be tightened. Because there would have been a significant risk to many lives.

Christiana
Member
25 days ago

The NCS should keep up their good work and ensure that Nigeria becomes a safe place for everyone. The criminals should be brought to justice too

Hassan Isa
Member
25 days ago

In most cases, both these arms and the remainder are imported. Therefore, the more instances of this kind of activity being stopped, the less power these criminals have.

Taiwoo
Member
25 days ago

The fact that the chemicals were concealed beneath a vehicle is evidence that the smugglers were attempting to escape detection; as a result, the authorities need to be extra watchful.

Remi1
Member
25 days ago

The Nigerian Customs Service has scored a significant triumph with this result. In order for the country to make development, we require additional news and stories like this one.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
25 days ago

Our customs officer are really working hard, we have to appreciate them for their efforts and they should keep it up.

Adesanyaj72
Member
25 days ago

The carbide drums had the potential to be utilised in the production of a huge number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which would have had a negative impact on a large number of individuals.

Kazeem1
Member
25 days ago

The chemicals, which did not have an end user certificate, were buried beneath a truck, and the fact that it was stopped and searched is what ultimately saved the day.

Chibuzor
Member
25 days ago

We should thank God the NCS were able to capture the truck if not it would have been used to cause a lot of damage

theApr
Member
25 days ago

Kudos to the customs service. Imagine casualty that would have occurred if it were not intercepted. Customs service need to be uptight. Cos these arms and the rest are usually imported. Hence, the more interceptions of stuff like this, the powerless these criminals get.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
25 days ago

It is makes sense discovering this things now. we need to be upright and stop this smuggling of a thing with immediately alacrity.

Adeolastan
Member
25 days ago

This is a good development, considering the security problem in Nigeria,they could have use it to terrorise Nigeria.

Tonerol10
Member
25 days ago

Nawa o, all this evil and bad heart people want us to suffer abi. Imagine some people with IED try to kill for no reason

Abusi
Member
25 days ago

This people that smuggled in carbides should be arrested. The customs should continue to do their work and don’t take bribe from these smugglers. We need to be upright and stop this smuggling of a thing

Haykaylyon26
Member
25 days ago

It is good this kind of dangerous thing is discover our security need to be more tight. Because many lifes will have been in danger

jdpumping
Member
26 days ago

Wow thank God they were seized imagine the number of IED they would make and lots of people been killed,they need to be extra vigilante because all these bad people are not ready to stop.