Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nigerian customs intercept illegal shipment of explosives

24 September 2011

Customs have seized an illegal shipment of explosives into Nigeria, a country buckling under a wave of bomb attacks blamed on Islamists, including one against UN offices, an official said Saturday.

"A 40-foot container of explosive materials was intercepted yesterday at the port of Tin Can" in Lagos, customs spokesman Wale Adeniyi told AFP.

The container, which arrived a week ago at one of Nigeria's busiest ports, originated from China and was falsely declared to contain industrial spares and children's toys.

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