Nigerian Customs Service Seize Explosives Worth N33m

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Acting Area Controller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Comptroller Ejibunnu Hussain has announced the seizure of locally made explosives.

According to Ejibunnu, the explosives were seized around the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun state, and are estimated to be worth N33 million.

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The NCS, Acting Area Controller, spoke to journalists on Tuesday, September 6, saying the seized explosives has a Duty Paid Value of about N33 million.

“20 drums of carbide have been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State.

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He said importation of the material used for the production of Improvised Explosive Devices, must be approved by the office of the National Security Adviser.

He said;

“The unit seized 20 drums of Carbide, along Ijebuode in August. The substance used for the production of IED. If allowed to get into the hands of unscrupulous persons, it could cause a very serious security concern. And the importation of this has to be approved with an End User Certificate from the office of the National Security Adviser.”

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