By Babban Jumai
Officers of Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operation Unit Zone B, have intercepted guns and bullets hidden in bags of rice in Kebbi State.
Public Relation Officer of the Nigerian Customs Service, DC Joseph Attah in a statement, disclosed that the command on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare Water-side, Kebbi State intercepted a truck loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks concealed under the rice.
He disclosed that upon careful examination the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.
According to him, three suspects were immediately arrested and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing.
Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir describes the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring harmful items into the country through Zone B routes.
He called on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security.