Jos: Soldiers Seize Truck Loaded With Explosives



A truck load of explosives has been intercepted by the Special Task Force (STF) in Plateau State.

The truck which was on its way to Jos from Kaduna, was intercepted on Thursday with a Police escort who was on mufti.

Captain Charles Ekeocha, spokesman for STF said the interception was made at Mistali near Jos.

Ekeocha said: "This is to bring to the notice of the public the arrest of a truck loaded with explosives, which are raw materials for making bombs.

He said the discrepancies in the waybill of the consignment said to belong to Duwan Company Limited in Jos was purportedly signed in Lagos whereas the vehicle originated from Kaduna a situation that raised suspicion.


He said the movement of such large quantity of explosives without proper security cover was another issue adding, “the commander of the STF, Brigadier General Hassan Umaru has directed that the vehicle with its load be detained pending further investigation as to the end use and properly look into the papers which has discrepancies issue.”{googleAds}
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The explosives found in the truck according to the statement include, 15,000 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, 50,000 kg of cordex fuse (500×100) 5,000 pieces of electric detonator [1000 pieces X 5 cases} 1,000 pieces of card relays 25ms ( one case) 80 pieces of electric detonator.

Others are 775 Kg of super power, 25 mm (25 Kg x 31cartons), 5pieces of 4 ft. drilling rod and pieces of 6 ft. drilling rod.

According to the spokesman of the STF, Capt. Harlse Ekeocha, "The truck was intercepted at one of our checkpoints at Mista Ali, a boundary village between Plateau and Kaduna State at about 1 am by our men on night duty.

He said, "The truck was coming from Kaduna and Jos is their destination. the driver of the truck identified the owner of the truck as the proprietor of Duwan company located at Plot 10129 Yelwa complex, Jos.



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Vivian 2011-03-12 09:49:57
This is serious,no wonda d crises in jos is rising every now n den.God save us 4rm d hands of d wicked who does'nt want peace 2 reign in dis country NIGERIA.

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