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Customs Report: Smuggled Items worth N17.6bn seized by the customs in Q1

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Customs Report: Smuggled Items worth N17.6bn seized by the customs in Q1

1,553 various smuggled items of Duty Paid Valued at N17.6billion has been seized by the Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) in the first quarter(Q1) of 2020 all over its commands.

According to the statistics obtained by the News  Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Mr. Joseph Attah, Nigerian Customs’ Public Relations Officer, this was made known.

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465 contraband items worth N2.5billion, duty paid was seized by smugglers in the month of January.

Following the statistics, 679 items of duty paid valued at N14.5 billion, were seized by smugglers in the month of January across all customs commands.

It stated that in March, 429 various seized smuggled items worth N545.8 million were also confiscated by officers and men of the service.

Attah assured that the service would sustain its anti-smuggling operations and support activities at boosting non-oil revenue for national development.

 

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Customs: Patrol Officers of Kano/Jigawa Area Command Attacked

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Officers of Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command’s Roving Team “B” were attacked while returning to the Command Headquarters at about 0445 hours.

This happened along Ringim Axis, Kano-Hadejia Road in Jigawa State on Sunday, 25th October, 2020.

As a result of the attack by armed men, one officer, Inspector of Customs, JD Dadut was shot and killed. Assistant Inspector of Customs, ZR Saleh, also sustained a gunshot injury.

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Two AK47s rifles belonging to the deceased and wounded officers were carted away by armed men.

The incident was reported to Divisional Police Station, Ringim, Jigawa State for appropriate action. Meanwhile the wounded officer is responding to treatment at a medical facility.

Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Nasir Ahmed, expressed his sadness over the loss of the hardworking officer, describing the attack as unpatriotic and a distraction from the Command’s resolve to ensure the well-being of Nigerians.

He further charged his men to remain focused on discharging their duties to the nation.

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Nigeria Customs office adamawa Under attack by hoodlums

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Suspected Hoodlums, on Monday, looted Adamawa Custom Office, the eye witness said hoodlums where seen in their numbers breaking anything that stand in their way, carting away consumable and non-consumable items.

 

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Nigeria Customs Checkpoint at Agbara Attacked by Suspected Hoodlums

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On Wednesday, 21 October, 2O2O at about 17:45pm, the Nigeria Customs approved checkpoint at Agbara was allegedly attacked and burnt down by suspected hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests .

This was disclosed by Customs Public Relations Officer ASC1 Hussaini Abdullahi.

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According to him, the suspected hoodlums looted the 38X50kg bags of seized foreign parboiled rice awaiting transfer to Government warehouse in Seme that could not be moved earlier due to the blockage of roads by the
protesters.

The Officer in charge of the checkpoint at Agbara had earlier ensured that official vehicles and rifles were moved to safety, including officers.

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