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Customs Officers Intercepts Truckload Of 200K Live Ammunition In Niger

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Customs Officers Intercepts Truckload Of 200K Live Ammunition In Niger

Customs Officers Intercepts Truckload Of 200K Live Ammunition In Niger

The Niger, Kwara, Kogi Command of the Nigeria Customs has intercepted an Onitsha bound truck load of 200,000 live ammunition being brought into the country from Benin Republic.

The Nation reports that two suspects who were identified as the driver, Bukari Dauda and the owner of the cartridges, Martin Anokwara, were apprehended along the Wawa – Babana border in Niger State in a Iveco Truck with Lagos registration number AKD 904 XE.

Parading the suspects, the Command Controller, Comptroller Benjamin Binga said that his men intercepted the truck which entered the country through the Babana border at about 3 A.m on Monday morning. He said that the truck was disguised to be carrying over 100 empty gericans but on thorough checking, it was discovered that the truck had a false bottom which was used to hide the cartridges.

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