The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) officers, Abdullahi I and Odiba Haruna Inah, declared wanted in connection with the importation of 661 pump-action rifles in Lagos, have reported to the authorities.
Reports revealed that the wanted officers surrendered to the federal operations unit (FOU) of the NCS in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday.
According to an anonymous source, the officers were being interrogated.
“They have surrendered for arrest. They came today shortly after they were declared wanted,” the source reportedly said.
“While one came in the morning, the other surrendered around 4pm. They have been taken into custody and are currently undergoing interrogation.”
On Monday, officials of the NCS uncovered 49 boxes in a mark truck with registration number BUG 265 XG, in the Mile 2 Apapa Road axis of Lagos.
The weapons were concealed in the boxes.
Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of customs, had vowed that the officials who cleared the firearms would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, customs has also declared Yola Babakiri Ibrahim, another officer, wanted in connection with the rifles recovered.