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Customs intercepts 8 Armoured Tanks at Nigeria/Cameroon border

By Barnabas Manyam on 25/08/2019

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•Armoured Personnel Carriers
•Armoured Personnel Carriers

The Nigeria Custom Service operatives have intercepted 8 Mine/Bomb-Resistant armoured personnel carriers at Konkol, a borderline village in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State, between Nigeria and Cameroon republic.

Investigations revealed that these sophisticated weapons were being taken to Boko Haram when they missed their way.

It is not clear whether the vehicles were exiting or coming into the country, just as newsmen could not at the time of this report verify who was or were manning the military hardware.

However, sources within the Nigeria Customs who do not want to be mentioned revealed this to newsmen saying, “yes we have the 8 mine/Bomb – resistant equipment at our area command office in Yola, but you know I cannot be quoted for want of authority.

“You may wish to contact the Customs Public Relations Officer in Abuja, you’ll be furnished with more information Mr. Journalist”, the officer said.

He added further, “it was a successful operation, as our officers who we’re on a lookout at their duty posts spotted these exulted vehicular wonders at a lonely location and immediately moved to track them down.

Efforts to reach Public Relations Officers involved in the Army or the Customs operations did not succeed as phone calls directed to their respective GSM phones were not answered.

Newsmen could not immediately verify the destination of the military hardware, except that we can confirm that the region is facing serious security situation due to the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.

There are also indications that the military high command in Abuja has directed an urgent investigation into the discovery, just as the equipment are currently at Customs Adamawa/Taraba Area command in Yola.

What is, however, clear is that Kamardeen Olumoh, Customs Area Comptroller for Adamawa/Taraba command is depicted in a picture in what looks like a handover ceremony between the Customs and the Nigerian Army?

As of now, no record of any arrest was made available. (Sunday Independent)


Source News Express

Posted 25/08/2019 8:08:24 PM





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