The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized 73 locally manufactured firearms and 891 cartridges in Kebbi State.
In a post on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, the service said the arms and ammunition were concealed in a truck conveying locally produced rice.
It said the contrabands were seized after some of its officers on patrol searched the truck, but it did not say what day the items were seized.
According to the NCS, three people have been arrested in connection to the illegal transportation of the contrabands.
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Kebbi State, located in the North Westpart of the country is bordered by Niger Republic, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara States.
Recently, there has been a spike in the activities of bandits in the region, particularly in Zamfara State.