Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Federal Operations Unit, said it has impounded a bus carrying two big sacks containing military uniforms and boots along the Ijebu-Ode expressway.
According to information gathered, the Hiace bus was said to belong to Chimezie Motors Nigeria Limited, with registration number JJT 905 XB.
“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 journalists that his unit also seized 22 vehicles, including nine bulletproof cars.
Aliyu said the worth of the vehicles was 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.