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Arms Seizure: National Security Adviser meets top Security Chiefs

The seized arms

By Daniel Idonor

ABUJA-IN an apparent state of worry, over the recent seizure of a record quantity of war arms and ammunition, in Lagos, the National Security Adviser, NSA, General Andrew Azazi (rtd), was  Thursday, locked in over five hours high level security meeting with top security chiefs.

Combined security forces had on Tuesday, at the Apapa Ports, Lagos seized a large consignments of explosives and rocket launchers.

Vanguard investigations revealed that at the end of the security talks, it was resolved  that all security operatives at all border posts be put on red alert, until and after May 29 2011 handover date.

It was learnt that Oluseyi Petirin, Chief of Defence Staff was at the head of other Service Chiefs, the Director general of the State Security Services (SSS), and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Also in attendance were the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other heads of security agencies in the country to the meeting, which security sources said centred more on the arms seizure.

According to sources, following the arms haul, the Federal Government had directed stricter security presence at the Apapa Ports, the Onne Port and other major ports across the country to forestall the use of such routes for arms shipments into the country.

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