Custom Intercepts Explosive Chemical in Ogun
It was a landmark victory for the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, Lagos yesterday as the unit intercepted 20 drums of Calcium Carbide smuggled into the country from neighbouring countries.
Speaking to journalists, the acting Customs Area Controller, FOU, Zone A, Ag. Compt. Hussein Ejibunu, who said the drums were intercepted in Ogun State, also stated that 41 pieces of military camouflage bags were also intercepted.
According to Ejibunu, the calcium carbide is highly inflammable as it can be used to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and could cause danger to life and property.
He further disclosed that the carbide is controlled and must come with end users certificate from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).
He said, “20 drums of Calcium Carbide were seized in Ogun State. It is instructive to emphasise that such importation raises concerns of national security. This is because it is a chemical used in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and could cause danger to life and property.
“Allowing things like this chemical into the society uncontrollably, could create serious security challenge for the country because carbide is highly flammable, reactive and can cause explosion hazards when mixed with other chemicals and exposed to water or moisture. It forms flammable acetylene gas that could be used to endanger lives by lawless persons.
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