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Turkish envoy meets Customs CG, says arms not from Turkey

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), on Tuesday met with the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil, over the recent seizures of pump-action rifles imported illegally into the country from Turkey.

The meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service in Abuja, lasted for almost two hours.

The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr. Joseph Attah, said in a statement that the meeting dwelt on how to fashion out ways of dealing with the recurring cases of  illegal  arms importation from Turkey.

This year alone, the NCS had on four occasions, intercepted 2,671 pump-action rifles smuggled into the country.

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