Michael Awara Ernest intercepted trying to clear 11 cartons of explosives at MMA

March 11th, 2012
Weapons recovered in Nigeria {NBF}

NewsRescue- This report brings into question and review the real identity of Boko Haram. Who is actually behind it and who carries out its actions. Last week, the Nigerian JTF revealed that a Church member of COCIN was actually responsible for the bombing of the Church under the Boko Haram Umbrella {SeeJos church attack: Suicide bomber, COCIN(Church) member –Defence HQ}.

Many have suggested that a larger menace and global powers are behind the recent spate of terrorist activities with many lives lost in Northern Nigeria. The identities and religious affiliations of many arrested in acts and importing arms brings the true nature of Boko Haram into serious question. A number of similar connections are drawn from this article:

Lucy Dangana, a Christian lady from Benue State caught with large quantity of arms. Lucy confessed that, she was trying to deliver the arms to BH. There is also case of the Christian SSS operative allegedly caught trying to bomb a church in Gombe, circulating in our handsets. The story is yet to be disputed by the authorities. There is yet the story circulating of a Christian wearing kaftan and other Hausa gear trying to bomb a church. The most recent BH linkage with Christians is the truck load of arms intercepted in Ghana on its way to Nigeria; all those arrested are Christians from their names…

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Customs intercepts 11 cartons of explosives at MMA

March 10, 2012 PUNCH A combined team of security agencies led by the Nigeria Customs Service on Friday impounded 11 cartons of explosives weighing 95kg at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.

The Customs Area Controller at MMIA, Mr. Charles Edike, stated this while parading before journalists some of the suspects linked to the importation.

The explosives were said to have been smuggled into Nigeria on Feb. 24, but were labelled as cartridge powder devices and chargers, he said.

Edike stated that other items that were seized by the MMIA NCS Command included bullet-proof jackets, security cameras, naval belts and other items.

They were allegedly flown in from South Africa, but officials of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Ltd. alerted security agencies that the goods were being kept in their warehouse, he said.

Edike added that this was when the security agencies observed that the importer wanted to smuggle them out of the cargo terminal without declaring the items.

He alleged that the importer did not want to pay the relevant duty on the items.

Edike explained that the importer, who claimed that he was a miner in Kaduna State, brought in the explosives into Nigeria concealed in pallets containing other goods, without disclosing their content.

This, he said, contravened government rules.

The suspected importer, according to Edike, later affirmed that he colluded with some clearing agents to take the explosives out of the cargo terminal, without securing the relevant police permit and making any duty payment.

Edike explained that vigilant security agents at the terminal noticed that the goods were undeclared explosives and that they were concealed in other goods.

The NCS in turn informed other relevant agencies, including the Nigeria Police, to carry out some tests on the items, which were found to be prohibited explosives, Edike said.

He gave the name of the consignee as Miero Marble Granite and Stones Ltd. in Kaduna State, while one Mr. Michael Awara Ernest was the representative detailed to collect the explosives at the cargo terminal.

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The Customs boss further gave the name of the manufacturer (consigner) of the explosives as Nobleteq Arms and Ammunition of Gateway Industrial Park in Centurion, South Africa.

Edike explained that it was prohibited for anybody or organisation to import any explosives into the country without relevant approvals and permits.

The Customs boss explained that the explosives had been handed over to the police and other security agencies for proper investigation, to ascertain the motive for the items.

He warned that the long arm of the law would catch up with operators who did not abide by government rules and regulations.

Edike warned that it was wrong and criminal for anybody to import and try to clear any prohibited goods out of the airport, without proper documentation and payment of the prescribed duty charges.

“There was no documentation or duty paid. The explosives were concealed in pallets containing other items.

“Even the law does not permit that any consignment can be released without physical examination, which must be done after the relevant payments have been made.

“In this case, the explosives were almost released, but the vigilance of our officials led to the discovery,” he said.

Edike said that preliminary investigations had revealed that the explosives were meant for marine and offshore operations.

He added that their importation was against the Explosives Act of 1964, and that it also violated all existing regulations and even contravened the law.

“`If these items were released to him, they could have been used to cause mayhem; we’re now going to hand him and the items over to the police for further investigations,” Edike said.

He said that what had happened was an absolute prohibition and the importer needed a permit, a user certificate and a police permit, but he did not secure these documents, yet he embarked on the criminal way to smuggle out the explosives.

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