Section 78 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Smuggling or rescuing goods under arms

Any persons who assemble together to the number of three or more armed with firearms, bows and arrows, spears, swords, knives, or other dangerous or offensive weapons, in order to effect or aid in effecting any of the following purposes‐

(a) the unlawful shipping, unshipping, loading, moving, or carrying away of any goods the importation of which is prohibited, or any goods liable to customs duties, which duties have not been paid or secured;

(b) the rescuing or taking of any such goods from any person authorised to seize them, or from any person employed by him, or assisting him, or from any place where any such person has put them;

(c) the rescuing of any person who has been arrested on a charge of any offence relating to the customs;

(d) the prevention of the arrest of any person guilty of any such offence, or of any person aiding in effecting any of the purposes in this section,

are guilty of a felony and each of them is liable to imprisonment for seven years.

Section 78 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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