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It was a scary sight on Monday, July 1, as the Nigeria Customs Service paraded a shipment of arms ammunition originating from Turkey it impounded in Rivers state.

The customs said the assorted weapons were worth over N13.9bn.

Speaking at the Onne Port in Rivers State, the Controller-General, Bashir Adeniyi, disclosed that the 40-foot container with registration number MAEU165396 arrived from Türkiye.

He said the customs monitored the entire process until the container was intercepted in Rivers.

He said the service seized the container when the importer attempted to circumvent protocol.

He stated on inspection, it was found loaded with 844 units of rifles and 112,500 pieces of live ammunition.

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