- The Nigerian Customs Service raided a house in Sokoto and recovered exotic vehicles
- The house reportedly belonged to a high-ranking politician
- The exercise lasted several hours and was backed by the Army
Operatives of the Sokoto Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service have reportedly carried out a raid in the house of a high-ranking politician in Sokoto state, resulting in the recovery of 160 exotic cars.
According to Daily Trust, the vehicles included SUV Lexus jeeps and Toyota Avensis cars.
A witness reportedly claimed the vehicles were 160 although a customs official claimed the vehicles were less than 100.
According to a witness, “the vehicles were discovered in a fenced house at Ruggan Waru area along Aliyu Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto.”
The source said: “The vehicles were not brought at the same time. They brought them in pieces and in the night. You will hardly see the place opened in broad daylight.”
The source said the exercise lasted for hours and that the customs officials were backed by soldiers.
Mai lafiya who is the spokesperson of the Nigerian Customs said the area comptroller would soon address the public.
Meanwhile, tension was triggered in Daddara village, in the Jibia local government area of Katsina state after some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), federal operations unit, allegedly shot dead a man in front of his father’s shop. The victim was identified as Amiru Abdulaziz.
The Punch reported that the customs officials had intercepted some men who packed bags of suspected smuggled rice in a vehicle.
After seizing the rice and the vehicle, officials allegedly opened gunfire to suppress any possible retaliation from the smugglers. Abdulaziz was reportedly hit by a stray bullet in the process.
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