Customs Nabs Truck Load of 200,000 Live Ammunition

2019 National Common Entrance Examination into JS 1 Unity Colleges in Nigeria - Click Here for Updates

With general elections around there corner, the Nigerian Customs has intercepted a truck load of 200,000 live ammunition that was being smuggled in from Benin Republic. The truck was said to be heading for Onitsha, Anambra State,vat the time of arrest.

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

According to 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 jericans but on thorough checking, it was discovered that the truck had a false bottom which was used to hide the cartridges.

Read Also  58th Independence Anniversary: CAS Hosts Pilots, Commend them for Courageous Display (Photos)

“The checking was not from tip off, it was just out of sheer curiosity that my men decided to do a thorough checking and discovered that unlike other bottoms of trucks, this one had nuts and on removing the nuts, they discovered it was a false bottom which revealed the cartridges.

“The cartridges are numbering thousands, it would take us hours to count it. We are now working to establish what the cartridges are really meant for and who sent them to bring it into the country. ”
Interrogating the suspects, the driver of the truck, Bukari Dauda said he is from Cotonu in Benin Republic and he was employed by the driver, Martin Anokwara to drive the truck for him to Onitsha.

Read Also  Buhari ‘sympathises’ with APC over loss of Atiku

Dauda said that he did not know the truck contained live cartridges as Martin only told him he wanted to take the empty gericans back to the Nigeria. The owner of the cartridges, Martin Anokwara confirmed that he is the owner of the cartridges just as he said that it is not meant for robbery .

Download e-books for education and research for FREE - Click Here

According to him, he supplies hunters and licensed owners of double barrel guns, adding that he only sells them in Anambra.

Martin explained that the driver of the truck fell sick which made him contract Dauda to drive him back to Nigeria, saying that they had entered the country before they were apprehended by the customs.
The Customs Controller of the Niger, Kwara and Kogi Commamd said that they would be interrogated before they are charged to court.

Click Here to Join Newsnow Nigeria WhatsApp Group for Breaking News Alerts

Follow Us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER

Read Also  Fulani Herdsmen Killings: Pastor Paul Enenche Speaks Again, Calls For Self-defense

Do You Know Nigeria? Attempt 10 simple questions on Nigeria for FREE and Win FREE N500 Airtime - Click Here to Participate!

For your news articles, press release, Breaking News, send e-mail to [email protected]

Get the latest BREAKING NEWS inside your e-mail address inbox; fill the form below and click the subscribe button
English Premier League – Fixtures, Results and Table - Click Here Nigeria Premier Football League – Fixtures, Results and Table - Click Here