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How Police Intercepted Explosive-laden Truck in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has intercepted a truck loaded with items suspected to be explosives.

The unregistered white Toyota Hilux van was intercepted by a Police team during stop-and-search duty along Ughelli-Patani road on Thursday, Channels Television reported.

Briefing newsmen on the development, ASP Chuks Oritsewezie, the Command’s spokesman, said the team gave the vehicle a hot chase, and the two occupants abruptly stopped and escaped into a nearby bush.

He, however, noted that upon thorough search of the vehicle, “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.

“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 said.

Speaking on the development, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Command CP Adeyinka B. Adeleke assuaged the fears of all Deltans, stating that there is no cause to be apprehensive over anything.

He further warned that anybody in any guise that has an intention to cause mayhem or disrupt the election by any means will be seriously dealt with.



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