Police on Friday night intercept a vehicle loaded with “explosive components” along Ughelli-Patani Road Delta State, Guardian Nigeria is reporting.
According to the Delta state Police spokesperson ASP Chuks Orisewezie, the police had stopped two white unregistered Toyota Hilux vehicles whose drivers refused to stop.
After chasing the vehicles, the drivers stopped and ran into a nearby bush.
“128 pieces of 60mm.156 kg emulsion chemical substances and 5 pieces of electric detonators all concealed in several black bagco bags along with Hilux van were recovered,” Orisewezie said.
“The Items which are suspected to be explosive components have been handed over to Bomb Disposal Unit who have since confirmed them as such,” the spokesman added.
He continued: “The van and the explosives are now in Delta State Police Command Headquarters Asaba and have been handed over to the Explosives and Ordinance Department (EOD) of the State Police Command.”