Stella Dimoko Nigeria Customs Release Statement Over Guns Intercepted In Lagos


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nigeria Customs Release Statement Over Guns Intercepted In Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has explained how it intercepted and seized a massive weapons haul of 661 brand new pump-action rifles in Lagos state.

In a press statement delivered by the Comptroller-General of NCS Hameed Ali at a briefing in Lagos on Monday, January 30, the outfit said the guns were intercepted on Sunday, January 22.

The statement read: "On Sunday 22nd January 2017, the Roving Team of the NCS Federal Operations Unit while on information patrol intercepted a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG conveying a 1x40ft Container with Number: PONU/825914/3along Mile 2 Apapa road.

"The truck was immediately taken to the premises of FOU Zone A,Ikeja where Physical examination revealed 49 boxes containing a total number of 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steal doors and other merchandize goods."

The Customs clarified that the actions of the importer contravened the provisions of the Nigerian laws and it is even more so given the fragile level of security in the country at the moment.

It added: "These Rifles are under absolute prohibition; therefore its importation is illegal. Such deadly contravention of the law is even more unacceptable considering the fragile security situation in some parts of the country."

The Customs confirmed the arrest of three people in connection with the importation of the large arms. They suspects' names were given as: Oscan Okafor (Importer) age 51, Mahmud Hassan (Clearing Agent) age 56 and Sadique Mustapha (who accompanied the consignment to its destination) age 28.

Hameed Ali says more arrests could still be made as an investigation has been opened into the matter.

He said: "Investigation has already commenced and I have directed that the drag net should be wide enough to fish out all persons involved in the importation and clearing of the consignment. Already, the Officers involved in the clearance of this container are with the Comptroller FOU Zone ‘A’Ikeja."

From Naij.

*I wonder who ordered for these and what the intent was........this is really scary and should be thoroughly investigated.


  1. It is owned by an individual. They should be drilled very well

    1. How did the container even clear the ports in the first instance?

  2. I believe Sai Baba ordered it for his BH & herdsmen brothers b4 he left d country

  3. I hope they get to the root of the matter. This one it happened right after Owerri high court incident

  4. They want to shoot an action film with those guns I guess. Are we really safe in fhis country ? Chaii see gun

  5. Ndi Biafra, We don see una hand o!

  6. Dem wan wipe out naija ni?

  7. Hmmm, very soon Power players will swoop in and put an end to the investigation, those guys will be released and life goes on. Those guns will be allowed to continue their journey till they eventually get to their destination which could be boko people or one political jagaban.

    And customs blowing the whistle on this sounds like "Oga we don seize your consignment,do the needful and the consignment is yours".... JatiJati.

  8. Are there places one can learn how. To shoot guns? I'm interested.

  9. Thank God Almighty. Custom officers.God shall continue to keep us.He slumbers not or sleep..

  10. First , How did the container leave the port , someone or people are supposed to have inspected it . Here is what i believe happened , someone was not settled and he contacted the other team to snitch about the cargo . How could they just single out the container and promptly take it to the place where it was searched ? What was written on the manifest ? This is definitely not the first of it's kind and will not be the last .
    They got caught because someone was not settled , period.

  11. While we wonder where the herdsmen get their guns from to kill our brethrens, a Christian brother is actually here helping them import these guns to be used in killing his fellow Christians all because of money.


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