Two Bell Helicopters recently seized by the Nigerian Customs Service have been handed over to the Nigerian Air Force in Lagos.
The Deputy Comptroller General of Customs, Dan Ugo, alleged that the importers of the helicopters failed to comply with the necessary import requirement.
“After seizure customs filed for condemnation and the court actually condemned it and forfeited it to the federal government of Nigeria,”.
On his part, the representative of the Air Force, Air Commodore Hyacinth Eze, explained that the aircraft would assist in the drive to end all forms of insurgency in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.
Menawhile, the nigerian military has advised prospective applicants seeking recruitment into the military to be wary of dubious offers coming from some criminal elements using phone calls and the internet to defraud unsuspecting applicants.
In a statement issued by the Defence Headquarters, the military said applicants wishing to apply for the Army, Navy and Airforce should log on to theIr official websites and disregard offers coming from persons who claim to be representing the military..
It advised the public to report such offers to the nearest police station or any military unit or formation across the country.