Customs on high alert to intercept military camouflage, ammunition — spokesperson

The Nigeria Customs Service says its men are on alert at entry points to Nigeria to intercept military camouflage and other items that can be used to disrupt the general elections.

The Spokesperson of the service, Comptroller Timi Bomodi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in (NAN) Abuja on Sunday.

He said the service was not relenting in its anti-smuggling effort.

According to him, it is not unlikely for some unethical politicians to want to play games around smuggling such dangerous items for the sake of the election.  Added that the enforcement process had begun to yield results.

The spokesperson said the service had put in measures to track such dangerous items no matter how well concealed.

On operational hazards faced by officers in the course of their duties, Bomodi said while there was no doubt that the service had lost men, it would not relent in its anti-smuggling drive.

He said the service had purchased fortified all-terrain vehicles while officers were equally equipped to battle smugglers.

According to him, the service has deployed technology to track smugglers and put them on the offensive.

He said the capacity of the joint border patrol team had also been enhanced to deal with criminals bent on breaking the law.

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