Nigerian Custom Officers Intercept Truck With Guns, Ammunition From Niger (Photos)

Officers of the Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted a truck carrying guns and ammunition smuggled through bags of rice from Niger.

A statement signed by the PRO of the customs service, DC Joseph Attah, read, “Officers of Nigeria Customs Service Federal operation unit zone B, on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare waterside in Kebbi State, intercepted a truck loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks concealed under the rice.

“Upon careful examination the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.

“Three (3) were immediately arrested and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing. Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir describes the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful item (s) into the country through Zone B.”

He, however, calls on members of the public, especially, border community inhabitants to provide reliable information for adequate border security in the country.

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