The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill recommending life imprisonment, without the option of a fine, for manufacturers of unlawful explosives in the country.
The passage of the Bill, follows the consideration and adoption of a Report by a Senate committee on solid minerals, mines, steel development and metallurgy.
The Lawmakers say criminals are getting more innovative in the use of explosives to perpetrate crimes.
They say suicide bombers have killed dozens of Nigerians using explosives.
The Bill will be debated by the House of Representatives before being forwarded for Presidential assent. Most of the explosives used by insurgents are reportedly made from ammonium nitrate and carbamide, which are locally available.