The Nigerian Customs service has intercepted a truck conveying guns and ammunition smuggled through bags of rice from Niger.
A statement signed by DC Joseph Attah, PRO of the customs service, read;
Officers of Nigeria Customs Service Federal operation unit zone B, on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side 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 calls on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security.”