The National Task Force on Illegal Importation of Firearms, NATFORCE, has alleged that ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is complicit in the importation of trailer load of illegal arms and ammunition into the country.
The Director General of the NATFORCE, Osita Emmanuel Okereke claims that the imported weapons were given to terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
To validate its claims, the NATFORCE made available a document that detailed the illegal importation of arms, light weapons and ammunition in over 22 trucks into the country within the period of Dasuki’s service as NSA chairman.
The trucks believed to have brought the weapons into the country after being supposedly cleared by Customs are: “LSR468KD; KTU22XM; XW136RBC; LSD21ZL; 2578A0; BDG182XF; AGI463XX; XK442AB; LSD871XL; GT2131F; GT4813R; EKY361XC; GC9570R; LND692XL; TG7974AL; XL101BDG; TG2322AN; AG1390RB; TG3492AL; XV866APP; X875EPE and AU2080RB.”
Okereke also revealed that his life was threatened for refusing to cooperate with the illegal importation.
He detailed his experience in a letter dated 27th of July, 2015 addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, titled: “Abduction of Chief Dr. Osita Emmanuel Okereke, (OON) by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) & Sir. Mike Okiro, Chairman Police Service Commission”
The NATFORCE boss alleged that on the 20th of November, 2014 at Seme border, a Col. T Isah of 242 Battalion of the Nigerian Army came to Seme border with his men in five Hilux pick-up vans and overpowered the officers of the NATFORCE before escorting the trucks of arms and ammunition into the country.
“When we alerted the presidency, ex-NSA Dasuki summoned Col. Isah, who was his boy, to Abuja for purported interrogation but little did we know that Col. Dasuki and ex-CG Custom Diko were hands in glove as Col. T Isah was never interrogated as he is their agent.”
“Col. Isah of 242 Battalions of the Nigerian Army Lagos has always acted the script of the former NSA; the ex-CG of Custom had at about the same period personally gave ex-NSA about 30 vehicles which contained arms were subsequently sent to Kaduna and packed at Ndediko Park along Nnamdi Azikiwe Way near Mando, Kaduna State.
“It would not be out of place if your Excellency finds time and confronts Col. Dasuki with the ownership of the said arms and ammunition as the whole incident was engineered by him and the ex-CG of Custom by name Mr. Diko.
“Sir, it will be noteworthy to mention that Col. Dasuki and the former CG of Customs swore that they would eliminate me (Dr. Okereke) from the surface of this earth; they have followed up with actions. There have been assassination attempts on my life hatched by the CG of customs and retired Col. Dasuki.”
Also, it was revealed that the NATFORCE had in a letter dated December 3, 2014 with Ref; NTF/R.012/PWM/056 sent to the former president Goodluck Jonathan reported that Col. Isah alongside a business man dubbed Sam Express were helping in the importation of arms, ammunition, light weapons and contraband goods from Seme border.
The letter which was titled “Very Urgent and Confidential”, requested the Federal Government to call for the scanning report from the Nigerian Customs and initiate a high powered investigation into the issue.
However, the NATFORCE observed that the former NSA blocked all the letters.