Customs seize explosives, hand them to Lagos Police

December 16, 2021
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Explosive items used to make bombs have been seized by Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,and have been handed over to officials of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit of Lagos state police.

The explosive items were intercepted by officials of the command during the inward clearance of cargo in 2017. They were concealed in cargos which were imported into the country from Germany and Israel.

Comptroller of Customs, MMA Command, Dangaladima Sambo told journalists that the 35 packages of explosives materials were intercepted by his men during clearance of the cargo.

Out of the 35 packages, 25 were stored in the dangerous room of SAHCO, while the other 10 packages were stored in the dangerous room of NAHCO shed. The explosives came in helium compressors, cartridges, power and radioactive materials.

Sambo said they decided to hand over the seized materials to the appropriate authorities for further action.

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