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Friday, 22 September 2017

Nigerian government summons Turkish ambassador

The Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl. 

The meeting anticipated that would hang on Friday was brought over huge illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria. 

Nigeria will express dissatisfaction over the situation and furthermore request quick action to control the menace. 

Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd.), said the service was teaming up with the Directorate of State Service (DSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to handle the expansion in importation of illegal firearms. 

Ali, on Thursday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari talked about the issue with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, at the on-going United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. 

It would be reviewed that operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command on Wednesday captured another container containing guns, under two weeks after comparative revelation. 

Customs in an announcement said the guns were found in a 20ft container with No. CMAU189817/8 from Turkey. 

"It was exchanged to the enforcement unit, where 100% examination uncovered 470 pump action rifles as against elbow plumbing plastics on its bill of filling", it read to some extent. 

"Shipper of this dangerous load is Great James Oil and Gas Ltd, while the vessel is MV Arkas Africa claimed by Hull Blyth. 

"This revelation conveys to a sum of 2671 rifles seized inside the most recent eight months of this current year."

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