NigeriaDecides2019: Customs Intercept Police Uniforms, Tear Gas In Lagos
Nigeria’s long-awaited polls are just 9 days away, and it appears some politicians are getting desperate for a favourable outcome.
On Wednesday, the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted bales of uniforms, tear gas canisters and other paraphernalia of the Nigeria Police Force.
The materials are suspected to belong to unscrupulous politicians that want to use them to disrupt the elections.
According to the command, the uniforms were intercepted a major road concealed in a bus heading out of the town.
The Customs Area Controller, FOU, Muhammed Aliyu, said one person has been arrested in connection with the seizure.
He said the uniforms were a threat to national security as they were destined to get into the wrong hands.
In addition to the uniforms and tear gas, ranks, belts, berets and police badges with identity cards were also intercepted by the unit, Aliyu said.
“The items seized are a threat to national security because the uniform can be used for kidnapping, Boko Haram activities or during the elections,” Aliyu said.
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