The Delta State Division of the Nigeria Police alleged on Saturday that it has intercepted a truck carrying items suspected to be explosives.
This was contained in a statement released by its spokesman, ASP Chuks Oritsewezie.
Oritsewezie claimed the team discovered the items while on stop and search duty along Ughelli-Patani road.
The Toyota Hilux Van unregistered refused to stop after the team flagged it down. It said it gave it a hot chase, two occupants stopped and escaped through the nearby bush.
He, however, said that while searching through 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.