By Sulaimon Salau
Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted a truckload of smuggled arms at Apapa Port in Lagos yesterday. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Ahmed Ali, who displayed the suspected exhibits at the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ in Ikeja said the consignment of 49 boxes contained a total of 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steel doors and other goods.
This interception has further raised anxiety about the security of lives and property in the wake of lingering terrorism, kidnappings, armed robbery and other criminal activities across the country. It has also exposed the security lapses at the nation’s ports which make prohibited goods to pass through them undetected.
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