a joint border patrol team yesterday said it intercepted a bus carrying sacks of ammunition as well as many kegs of smuggled petrol in Benue State.
The team made up of customs, police and immigration officials, among others, covers Kogi, Kwara, Benue and Niger states.
The team seized 550 cartridges of pump action guns in two sacks.
Coordinator of the team, Comproller Olugbenga Peters told reporters in Ilorin that the bus was coming from the eastern part of the country.
“Based on intelligence report, the sector intercepted a commercial bus around Adikpo Junction in Benue State heading to Taraba state. On searching the vehicle, two black Bagco sacks were found to contain pump action cartridges suspected to be smuggled into the country,” he said.