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Nigeria to Adopt Mining Chemicals to Curb Bombings, Punch Says

March 04, 2012

Mar. 4 (Bloomberg)-- The Nigerian government is planning to replace the explosives used in the mining industry with chemical explosives, to curb the spate of bombings by Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Punch reported, citing Musa Sada, Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

The government is supporting a local company to go into partnership with a Chinese firm to produce the chemical explosives, the Lagos-based newspaper said.

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