Metal, bomb detector traders flood Kaduna fair

Metal and bomb detector traders at the ongoing 33th Kaduna International Trade Fair are enjoying a boom in view of the security challenge in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some institutions as well as security outfits were seen at the trade fair purchasing metal scanners and bomb detector machines.

NAN observed that over 23 people have so far visited the metal and bomb detectors’ pavilions, while some were ordering for various gadgets that were not readily available at the fair.

Prices of the materials vary from N4,000 to N120,000 depending on  the brand and level of sophistication.

A cross section of visitors to the fair suggests that the high demand for the materials is a direct result of the security situation in the state.

Felix Agwo, a customer, said at one of the pavilions that the detectors are necessary to assist security operatives.

He said this is part of the social responsibility packages of his organisation to protect its members.

Dabot Kamal, of the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC), also spoke with NAN.

“Most customers go to where they would be secure and we are ensuring our best to secure our customers.”

Mr. Kamal urged various governments to intensify efforts to fight the menace of terrorism, adding that “nobody seems to be safe”.

NAN reports that the fair, which started on April 27, however, has been witnessing low turnout due to the security threats.



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