Insecurity: Nigeria Customs intercepts truck loaded with 73 guns, others

Insecurity: Nigeria Customs intercepts truck loaded with 73 guns, others

- Three people have been arrested by the Customs Service over alleged smuggling of harmful items in Kebbi

- Among items intercepted and recovered by the Customs operatives of Zone B are 73 local guns and 891 cartridges

- Controller Hamisu Albashir described the arrest as a big feat and signal to those planning to smuggle in dangerous items into the country

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Sunday, December 13, announced that it has intercepted a truck loaded with dangerous ammunition including locally manufactured rifles in Kebbi.

In a statement by the agency's public relation officer, Joseph Attah, the truck was intercepted along Yauri, Zamare waterside in the northern state with locally produced rice.

Attah said upon careful examination, sacks kept under the rice were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.

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He said the culprits who are three in number were immediately arrested and are currently undergoing preliminary investigation.

Insecurity: Nigeria Customs Service intercepts truck loaded with 73 guns, others
73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges were intercepted by the Customs Service operatives in Kebbi. Credit: @CustomsNG, @NigeriaGov
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Speaking in the statement, the controller of Customs Zone B, Hamisu Albashir, described the development as a success in the fight against smuggling of illegal weapons into the county.

He added that the operation is a big feat and a signal to those planning "to bring any harmful items into the country" through the zone.

He urged members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information that can help effective border security.

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Meanwhile, the controller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja command, Sadat Hassan, on Wednesday, June 17, accused some top politicians in the country and other individuals of preventing the arrest of irregular immigrants.

Hassan made the statement when members of the House of Representatives committee on diaspora visited the airport on assessment.

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