Customs officers find pistol inside vehicle at Lagos port

Comptroller Baba Abdulahi Musa
Comptroller Baba Abdulahi Musa


Officials at the Tin Can Island Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) found and seized a pistol with its magazine hidden inside a Toyota Camry car.

The Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday. The statement was signed by Uche Ejesieme, the public relations officer of the command.

According to him, the operatives at the Five Star Logistics terminal on routine examination on August 28, stumbled on a pistol with its magazine inside a Toyota Camry car at the exit point.

“Consequently and in line with our standard operating procedure (SOP), the DSS, police and other security agencies were invited to the scene.

“Thereafter, the exhibit was taken to the customs Enforcement unit for safe custody, pending a formal report to Customs headquarters on Monday for further directives,” he said.

Abdullahi advised importers and their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports, particularly items on the list of absolute prohibition in view of the dire consequence. 

He directed an immediate investigation into the incident to unravel those behind the infraction and ensure a truncation of their supply chain.