Senate has passed the bill recommending life imprisonment without an
option of fine for unlawful explosives manufacturers in the country.
The passage followed the consideration and adoption of a report by the
Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, Mines, Steel Development and
Metallurgy, chaired by Senator Tanko Al-Makura.
Section eleven of the bill seeking to repeal the Explosives Act nineteen
sixty-four and enact the Explosives Act twenty-twenty-three passed for
third reading in the Senate yesterday.
Senator Adelere Oriolowo who presented the report on behalf of the
committee chairman, noted that criminals were getting more innovative
in the use of explosives to perpetrate crimes.