Nigerian Customs officers seize a truck loaded with assault rifles in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State in northwestern Nigeria.
The commission said in a statement on Sunday evening that 73 rifles and 891 rounds of ammunition were seized.
Customs spokesman in Nigeria who also signed the statement, Joseph Attah, said three people in the vehicle had been arrested and an investigation was already underway.
Zone B Commander Hamisu Albashir described the arrests as “a message to anyone attempting to bring arms into Zone B Nigeria”.
He also called on residents of the border area to report to the security services for security assistance.