Police Impound Consignment Of Military Uniforms In Kano
KANO, January 08, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Police Force has in Kano on Sunday night impounded a large consignment of military uniforms shipped into the country through the Nigeria/Niger republic border in Katsina State.
The military uniforms were seized from a warehouse, close to the Kano Pillars stadium in the Sabon Gari area of Kano state and it is believed to have been smuggled into the country.
Some terrorists operating under the emblem of the radical Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram are suspected to have received training and support accross the borders.
Police Commissioner in Kano state, Ibrahim Idris, who confirmed the seizure in a chat with THEWILL correspondent, pointed out that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has opened investigations into the matter.
Also, the police confirmed the arrest of some suspects in connection with the uniforms, pointing out that they are being interrogated by the police.
Idris further said that the suspects presented documents indicating that the consignments were authorized by the Ministry of Defence.
“So we are trying to establish the authenticity and authorship of the document purported to have come from the Ministry of defence.
“Right now, we cannot say much about this incident until we have carried out the investigations,” the police Commissioner said.
Recall that recently the Kano/Jigawa command of Nigerian Customs Services also impounded large quantities of military uniforms, comprising of Air Force uniforms and army camouflage.
The suspects Magaji Mohammed and Mohammed Auwal were apprehended by Customs agents at the Malam Aminu Kano International airport (MAKIA).
The Customs Area Comptroller, Kano/Jigawa Command, Sanusi Umar has since transferred the impounded uniforms and the suspects to the state Police Command.