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Blame Customs, Immigration for arms proliferation – CISLAC

The executive director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), has called on Nigerians to hold the Nigeria Customs Service…

The executive director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), has called on Nigerians to hold the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) accountable for the massive influx of arms and ammunition into the country.

Musa, who lamented the high level of banditry in the country, stated that the constitutional mandate of both the Customs and Immigration included checking of goods and persons into the country at the different seaports and land borders.

Rafsanjani, who made this assertion during a one-day media workshop on ‘Defence Anti-corruption Reportage, Civic Space and Oversight,” held in Lagos, also called for the forensic audit of defence weapons.

He stated that if the two organs of the government dedicated half of the energy used in running after smugglers of rice and frozen poultry to checking the inflow of arms and illegal aliens, the war against banditry would have been a thing of the past.