Customs Arrests Three Suspects With Guns, 891 Ammunition
As the federal government battles to contain insurgency and banditry that has engulfed the north and other parts of the country, the Nigeria Customs has arrested three suspects with a lorry load of 73 locally made guns and 891 ammunition.
The arrest and detection which took place during the week, was announced by the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Deputy Controller Joseph Attah.
According to him, the dangerous weapons and the accompanied suspects were nabbed along the Yauri – Zamare waterside, in Kebbi state.
He said the officers under the command of the Federal Operations Unit, zone B headed by Controller Hamisu Albashir, acted on intelligent information to effect the arrest.
Attah pointed out that the weapons loaded in sacks were found to have been concealed in a truck loaded with local 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”, he said.
Attah further quoted Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir as saying the feat was a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful item into the country through the zone, to prepare for the vigilance of his officers.
He further called on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security.