PHOTOS: Customs seizes 73 firearms, ammunition in Kebbi

73 locally manufactured firearms and 891 cartridges have been seized by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in Kebbi state.

This was disclosed by the service via a tweet on its official Twitter page on Monday.

The service said the arms and ammunition were concealed in a truck conveying locally produced rice.

The service further stated that the contrabands were seized after some of its officers on patrol searched the truck. It did not say what day the items were seized.

Three people have so far been arrested in connection to the illegal transportation of the contrabands, the service said.

Kebbi located in north-west Nigeria is bordered by Niger Republic, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara states.

There has been a spike in the activities of bandits in the region, particularly in Zamfara.

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