President Muhammadu Buhari and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) are billed to head for Turkey for a sideline bilateral meeting with the Turkish Customs Authority. According to Deputy Comptoller-General, Aminu Dangaladima, the meeting is aimed at permanently ending deadly importation coming from Turkey. The service last month announced the seizure of illegal of 2,671 pump action riffles from the country into Nigeria. Owing to the seizure, Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Halal. Cakil on September 26, vowed that his country would fish out the criminals behind the shipping of illegal arms to Nigeria.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, Dangaladima said “Let me seize this opportunity to impromptu you that we are making progress on investigation in the illegal arms importation. “More arrests have been made and the CGC will be on the entourage of Mr. President to Turkey for sideline bilateral meeting with the Turkish Customs Authority. “This is with the aim to permanently deal and put an end to such deadly importation coming from Turkey.”
He revealed that on October 10, the NCS operatives seized 27 Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicles worth N432 million.