Insecurity: Ogun students raise alarm over alleged influx of smuggled arms – Punch Newspapers

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Students in Ogun state have raised the alarm over the influx of illegal fire arms into Nigeria through the borders in Ogun state.
The students alleged that, the upsurge of smuggling activities and the influx of illegal fire arms into Nigeria through the borders in Ogun state had further worsened insecurity in the country.
The students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students , Ogun Joint Campus Committee National Association of University Students, and National Association of Ogun State Students charged the state command of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to stop smuggling activities in the state.
They raised the alarm at a press briefing, jointly addressed by the Chairman of NANS JCC, Damilola Simeon Kehinde, National President of NAOSS, Ogunrombi Gbemileke and the National Vice President of NAUS, Adebowale Abdul-Ghaffar Adeniran held in Abeokuta on Thursday.
Speaking ,Simeon said “There has been a severe and steady decline in the service delivery of Nigerian Customs Service, thereby breaking the trust and mutual relationship between the agency and Ogun State citizens.

“Beyond smuggling of contraband products, they now take advantage of the Nigerian Customs Service’s non challant attitude to sneak in arms and ammunitions.
“The relaxed attitude of the Nigerian Customs Service is slowly turning Ogun State to hotbed for gun-running, thereby jeopardizing the security of the armless citizens.


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“More than ever, the circulation of unregistered and unlicensed guns on the street has massively increased. If this trend continues, we may start experiencing gun fights with heavy casualties across our campuses.
others who spoke at the briefing urged the NCS to work in synergy with other sister security agencies to nip the problem in the bud, saying “This steady decline has exposed Students and the general public to grave danger by the unabated actions of smugglers in the State.
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