The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, retired colonel Hamid Alli has raised the alarm that with the quantum of arm being shipped illegally into Nigeria from Turkey, it is evident that Nigeria is under threat.
Addressing newsmen during the latest display of another seized four hundred and seventy pump action rifles imported illegally into Nigeria from Turkey, Alli explained that he has been directed by the Presidency to discuss with the Turkish ambassador to Nigeria on the issue.
He expressed worry that this dastardly act is being done by Nigerians in collaboration with syndicates in Turkey. Alli however noted that investigation is ongoing to determine whether the arms are for commercial purposes or for some religious fundamentalist, agitators or kidnappers.
This latest discovery brings to a total of two thousand, six hundred and seventy-one pump action rifles from Turkey to Nigeria within the last 8 months of this year. The Customs CG assures Nigerians that the service is presently at critical alert following his directive to all Customs Area Controllers.