Customs seize 6,240 sacks of explosives in Kebbi

Customs seize 6,240 sacks of explosives in Kebbi


Kebbi State Comptroller of Customs, Ernest Iheanacho, said the joint border patrol team on intelligence-based patrol intercepted 6,250 sacks of dynamite explosives en route to Kebbi along Yauri-Jega road.

The explosives, according to him, were loaded in a canter vehicle with registration number Zur 882 ZY, which was intercepted immediately, leading to the arrest of the driver, one Abdullahi Aliyu, who was billed to hand over to Alhaji Mustapha Garba Jega, the receiver.

He explained that upon discovering the items, both intelligence units of the joint patrol team examined them and confirmed that the items were explosives.

Iheanacho also stated that due to the dangerous nature of the items, the command decided to hand over the explosives to the Department of Security Services (DSS) as the rightful custodians.

Receiving the explosives, a Deputy Director of DSS, Kebbi Command, Tony Oduwalu, who represented the State Director, said that the handing over of the explosives was a demonstration of healthy interagency collaborations.

“We need each other to succeed. We thank you so much,” he said.

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