The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) seized Aniebet John, 31, in Cross River after discovering that she was in possession of three improvised explosive devices.
According to Mr. Samuel Fadeyi, commandant of the NSCDC in the state, she was taken into custody on June 25. On Tuesday, June 27, in Calabar, the suspect was paraded at the command’s headquarters.
According to Fadeyi, the suspect was taken into custody along with three explosives and three connecting parts.
He claimed that the suspect was detained in the state’s Akamkpa LGA while attempting to waybill the explosives to an unnamed source in the state’s Obubra LGA.
“The woman was attempting to deliver the device to Obubra LGA that she had put in a nylon bag. Because of the conflict between the Onyadama community in Obubra and the Nko community in Yakurr LGA, everyone in Cross River is aware that Obubra LGA is exclusive as of right now, the commandant stated.
“Sending explosives over public transportation is prohibited, therefore we had to stop this woman who claimed to have been sent by someone to deliver the package to another individual.
The other suspects who are also involved in it but are currently at large are being sought after.
The inquiry, according to the commandant, showed that the suspect’s husband is a blast master who works for a construction company.
He clarified that the husband may have smuggled some of the explosives that were allegedly used in one of the Akamkpa construction sites.
He added that the Department of State Service would receive the case from the command for further inquiry.
We have a unit in the corps called the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Unit that helps us become familiar with some of the explosives in their packages.
The National Security Advisor is aware of explosive movements.
The origin, route, and destination are disclosed to the security services by the National Security Adviser so that we may monitor them and make sure they are used as intended.
If detonated, this explosive device has the potential to do more damage to people and property.
He asked citizens of the state to exercise caution when it came to their safety and to alert security officials if they noticed any suspicious individuals or groups of individuals around.
The suspect said that her spouse had given her the alleged contraptions so she could waybill them to a local official in Obubra.
She clarified that other than what the husband used it for at the construction company where he works, she knew nothing else about the gadget.
She added, “This is the first time my husband would send me to complete this kind of waybill.”