Corruption and Underdevelopment

CISLAC blames Customs, Immigration for arms proliferation

By Paul Michael

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has called on Nigerians to hold the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) accountable for the massive influx of arms and ammunition into the country.


The Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), made the call during a one-day media workshop on ‘Defence Anti corruption Reportage, Civic Space and Oversight’, which was held in Lagos.

He also called for the forensic audit of defence weapons.

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Musa, who lamented the high level of banditry in the country, stated that the constitutional mandate of both the Customs and Immigration included checking of goods and persons into the country at the different seaports and land borders.

The Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani)

He stated that if the two organs of the government dedicated half of the energy used in running after smugglers of rice and frozen poultry to checking the inflow of arms and illegal aliens, the war against banditry would have been a thing of the past.

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