Customs Intercept Container Laden With Guns

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A suspected container laden with arms has been intercepted by the Tin Can Island Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service.

The owner of the container was said to have declared the content of the container as plasma televisions.

The Public Relations Officer of the Tin Can Island Area Command, Uche Ejesieme who confirmed the arrest said the suspected cargo was discovered in one of the terminals under the command during a routine examination on Friday.

“Following this development, the command intimated the terminal operators and requested that the suspected container be transferred to our enforcement unit for 100% examination.” He said.

Ejesieme noted that further information on facts and figures are still sketchy, adding that comprehensive information would be made available after the 100% examination after which the command will make an official pronouncement.

The customs vowed to trace the matter to its very roots and apprehend those in connection.

The latest seizure is coming days after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, asked police commanders and officers to brace up to the anticipated internal security challenges that the year 2022 will present.

IGP Baba had explained that 2022 would be very challenging because it precedes the 2023 general elections and the Force would be confronted with the management of threats associated with an active political space.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; editing by Tola Oguneye

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