Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Federal Operations Unit, has intercepted a bus carrying two big sacks containing military uniforms and boots along the Ijebu-Ode expressway.
The Hiace bus which was said to belong to Chimezie Motors Nigeria Limited, with registration number JJT 905 XB, was intercepted on Wednesday.
“This is national security. Though they are not much but the damage that will be done will be much, that is why we seized them,” said the unit boss, Mohammed Aliyu. He told journalist that his unit also seized 22 vehicles, including nine bulletproof cars.
Aliyu said the cars worth about N1.2 billion, and were intercepted inside a bush in Idiroko axis of Ogun State, while others were kept in hidden warehouses in Lagos.
“This is the second time I will be briefing the press since I was here. The first time, I told you how we seized contraband goods worth N1.5 billion within 2 weeks in office.
”Now, we have seized 22 cars which nine are bulletproof worth about N9.27million while other non-bulletproof worth N2.4 million.
”Immediately you flag them, they will know they are in danger. They will abandon the vehicle and run away. That is why we did not (make) any arrest,” he said.