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Turkey Denies Involvement in illegal Arms shipment to Nigeria

 

 

 

 

The service had in January seized 661 pieces of pump-action rifles, which were found in 49 boxes.

 

At the end of the two-hour meeting, the statement said the Turkish ambassador restated his country’s support for Nigeria’s security and well-being, noting that Turkey would not support any dangerous shipment of arms to Nigeria.

 

Cakil, according to the statement, said that all the four shipments intercepted by the NCS had false declaration on their bill of lading.

 

This, he noted, was a clear case of smuggling.

 

The statement read in part, “Following concerns expressed by the general public  on the recent seizure of pump-action rifles from Turkey, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria had a meeting with the management of the Nigeria Customs Service to fashion out ways of dealing with the disturbing issue.

 

“The meeting which lasted for about two hours was frank and detailed with specific commitments. The Turkish Ambassador restated his country’s support for Nigeria’s security and well being, saying that Turkey would not support any dangerous shipment to Nigeria.”

 

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