Turkey has come out to wash its hand off the smuggling of 2,671 Sophisticated Weapons, including Pump Action Rifles imported from Turkey into Nigeria recently.
The position of Turkey was made known today by that country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil when he paid a visit on the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, retired Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali in his office in Abuja.
According to a statement by the Customs spokesperson, Mr. Joseph Attah, quoted the Turkish Ambassador as saying that his country will continue to support Nigeria’s security and wellbeing and that the Turkish government will cooperate with Nigeria in every step to deal decisively with those found involved in the arms smuggling.
He said that retired Colonel Ali had expressed concern over the rate at which arms were being brought into Nigeria from Turkey, including four major seizures of the illegal arms came from that country. [myad]