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Nigeria Customs Publicly Displays 470 Seized Rifles

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Sandra Ukele.

The Nigerian Customs has yet again unravelled the illicit importation of rifles into the shores of Nigeria. The rifles which made its way through Turkey are 470 pump rifles with container number CMAU 189817/8.

The Comptroller General Customs Col. Hammed Ali who expressed utter sadness at yet another development with same origin in a short space of time said a syndicate has been set in motion who would not relent in their efforts to bring deadly weapons into Nigeria.

He lamented the wilfulness of certain Nigerians to engage in such notorious acts while employing the same country of origin (Turkey) as its ally. Mr. Ali promised that the Nigeria Customs have developed a profile in tracking the perpetrators. In his words:

"It is sad that a trend has been developed. Despite all the seizures made in the last 6 to 8 months the syndicate have not relented in its efforts to ensure that it brings these deadly weapons into our country.

"And as we promised that having deve…