470 Rifles Imported Into Nigeria From Turkey Seized At Tincan Island Port In Lagos

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470 rifiles imported into nigeria from turkey

September 21, 2017 – 470 Rifles Imported Into Nigeria From Turkey Seized At Tincan Island Port In Lagos

The NCS today seized another 470 rifles at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos.

The Comptroller –General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, who disclosed this to journalists, said the Federal Government would engage the Turkish government over spate of illegal importation of dangerous weapons from the Middle East nation to Nigeria.

He said a meeting between the leadership of Customs and the Turkish Ambassador in Nigeria, has been fixed for Friday as part of efforts to fish out those directly or indirectly connected with the dangerous importation.

He said the new container belongs to the same importer of the 1,100 rifles seized few days ago at the port.
“The Customs’ leadership was sad because despite their previous efforts, our officers at the Tin-Island port had intercepted another 470 rifles shipped into the country from Turkey.

“The importer of this deadly cargo was Great James Oil and Gas Limited, while the vessel MV Arkas Africa owned by Hull Blyth was used in the illegal shipment of the guns into the country,” the Customs Comptroller General said.

According to Ali, the importer used the elbow plumbing plastic he declared in his Bill of Lading as a decoy to deceive the Service before the container No. CMAU189817/8 was subjected to 100 per cent examination by officers.

He said Customs officers discovered that the guns were concealed in a 20-foot container.

The guns were seized by the Area Controller, Tin-Can Island Command, Mr. Bashar Yusuf.

6 thoughts on “470 Rifles Imported Into Nigeria From Turkey Seized At Tincan Island Port In Lagos

  1. Seized by BASHAR YUSUF its probably the shipper did not BRIBE the CUSTOM NICELY or the GUNS are not heading to the NORTHERN AREAS..check out the name and do the math

      • @Otunba honestly that’s how I feel that the moment. Look at the situation in Nigeria, No one from the south east is eligible to head any important post in Nigeria. Did you see how it went down in recent hiring in NNPC.
        Stay blessed!

        • I agree with you @keeping it real.It would have been an easy passage if the guns were heading to the Northern part of the country probably to the Fulani herdsmen bribe or not. The customs head gets a heads up whenever arms are being imported for the North so they can look the other way when the imports arrive. How do the Fulani herdsmen get their arms or are they being supplied by the military which is predominantly Hausa/Fulani? Buhari has systematically retired almost all Southern officers mostly from Southeast and South south and a sizable number of Southwest officers. This is to pave way to execute his hidden agenda. We shall see.

  2. some people are seriously preparing for war underground, God knows how many have entered the country already unnoticed. I still question why a country cant buy scanners at the port and do only manual inspection. the heads of the port as far as am concerned are involved in the conspiracy and that is why they will do everything to ensure the scanners never get to the port.

  3. It would have been an easy passage if the guns were heading to the Northern part of the country probably to the Fulani herdsmen bribe or not. The customs head gets a heads up whenever arms are being imported for the North so they can look the other way when the imports arrive. How do the Fulani herdsmen get their arms or are they being supplied by the military which is predominantly Hausa/Fulani? Buhari has systematically retired almost all Southern officers mostly from Southeast and South south and a sizable number of Southwest officers. This is to pave way to execute his hidden agenda. We shall see.

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