Customs in Kebbi State intercepts arms, ammunition in rice truck
* Arrests 3 suspects
(By Udeme Clement):
The officers of Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) zone ‘B’, have made mind boggling seizure of arms and ammunition concealed in bags of rice.
Our Correspendent gathered that the Customs operatives intercepted the deadly weapons while
on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side, in Kebbi State.
The officers swiftly arrested three suspects in connection with the arms.
The Customs National Public Relations Officer, DC Joseph Attah said, “The officers 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 suspects were immediately arrested and are being detained, while preliminary investigation is on-going.”
Also, the Customs Controller of FOU, Zone ‘B’, Hamisu Albashir, described the seizure as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring harmful items into the country through zone ‘B’.
He called on members of the public, especially border community dwellers to provide credible information, to enhance effective border security, particularly at this period of the year.