Customs, Immigration Are Responsible For Arms And Weapons Proliferation – CISLAC

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

Musa said this during a one-day media workshop on ‘Defence Anti-corruption Reportage, Civic Space and Oversight,” in Lagos.

Bemoaning the incessant banditry and insecurity in Nigeria, Musa said that the constitutional mandate of both the Customs and Immigration included checking of goods and individuals into the country at the various seaports and land borders.

Furthermore, he called for the forensic audit of defence weapons.

According to him, if the two organs of the government committed half of the energy utilized in running after smugglers of rice and frozen poultry to check the inflow of arms and illegal aliens, the battle against banditry would have been conquered.

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