Customs returns seized military wares to U.S.

Nigerian Customs Handover Military Equipment To US Official


Six mine-resistant multipurpose military vehicles were on Friday in Yola, Adamawa State, handed over to the Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy in Nigeria, Kathleen FitzGibbon.

The military hardware were intercepted by joint security operatives on Nigeria/Cameroon border in Adamawa on August 24, 2019.

Comptroller of Customs in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Kamardeen Olumoh, who handed over the equipment to FitzGibbon, said the directive came from the National Security Adviser.

He said, “I have been directed by the National Security Adviser to comply, release and hand over the vehicles to the US official.”

While receiving the equipment, FitzGibbon thanked the Nigerian government for its understanding, adding that the military vehicles were heading to Niger Republic for security mission.

She said, “Nigeria and the United States have good relations and understanding, and the vehicles were heading to Niger Republic for security mission.”