Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria at NCS over Smuggled 2671 Sophisticated Weapons



The Nigeria Customs Service NCS) has expressed its concerned over 2671 Pump Action Rifles imported from Turkey which appears to suggest complicity of Turkish government.

The comptroller- General of NCS, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali Rtd who made the point at a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil visited him in the Customs Headquarters in Abuja said that four major seizures of the illegal arms came from Turkey.

The meeting which lasted for about two hours was frank, detailed with specific commitment and strategies to stem the ugly tide.

Highlight of the meeting according to a statement by the Customs spokesperson, Mr. Joseph Attah include that all the four shipments intercepted were false declaration on the bill of lading; that the Turkish Ambassador restated his country’s support for Nigeria’s security and wellbeing and that the Turkish government will cooperate with Nigeria in every step to deal decisively with those found involved.

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.com and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).


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