The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted and seized a truck loaded with over 200,000 live ammunition allegedly being smuggled into the country from Benin Republic.
The truck was intercepted in Babana, a border town between Niger State and Benin Republic, by men of the service on patrol, with the items concealed under a false bottom constructed into the vehicle.
The driver of the truck and a man who gave his name as Martin Anokwara, have been arrested as suspects in connection with the crime.
Mr Anokwara, in his statement said he bought the weapons on credit from a dealer in Cotonou so that he could further sell to hunters in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Benjamin Binga, the comptroller of the Niger, Kwara and Kogi Commands of the Customs Service, speaking to Channels Television, applauded the vigilance demonstrated by his men.