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Customs Service intercepts arms, ammunition concealed under bags of rice  

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced the interception of locally- manufactured guns and cartridges that were concealed under some bags of rice.

Spokesman of the Customs Service, Joseph Attah, in a statement disclosed that the weapons- 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges were intercepted in a truck, while officers were on patrol along Yauri, Zamare waterside in Kebbi State.

Attah said that the truck was loaded with locally produced rice, to avoid suspicion by Customs or other security operatives.

He added that: “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.”

The Service, therefore, appeals to members of the public, especially border community dwellers, to provide credible information for effective border security.


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