Container full of weapons found in Lagos port

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The Nigeria Customs said Tuesday that container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos,

A source at the port says the container was found at the Ports and Cargo Terminal of the Tin Can Island Ports.

“As I speak to you, they’ve ordered everyone to go out of the terminal and they have locked up everywhere,” the source said.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Customs, Tin Can Island Command, Uche Ejesieme, confirmed the incident and said details would be made public later.

.Meanwhile, Abueh M.N, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs in charge of Zone A has revealed that the NCS intercepted a container laden with 440 pieces of pump action rifle

Abueh who briefed journalists at Tincan Island port, venue of the seizure said the command was able to make the breakthrough through intelligence gathering.

The ACG who represented Hameed Ali, the comptroller General of Customs said one suspect has been arrested in connection with the seizure.
According to him, the consignment originated from Turkey, adding that the guns were manufactured in the United States of America.

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