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Customs In Kaduna Makes More Seizings, Losses Officer To Kidnappers

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Customs In Kaduna Makes More Seizings, Losses Officer To Kidnappers

The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) made 645 seizures of smuggling items with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.7 billion in the first six months of 2020.

The sum is on 425 seizures made during the corresponding period of 2019 with DPV of N762.1 million. The recent seizures include 157 vehicles, 6,340x50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice, and 2,276 kegs of vegetable oil.

However, Comptroller Mustafa Sarkin-Kebbi cried the worsening dimension of attacks on operatives of the unit, prosecuting smugglers of engaging bandits to kidnap his officers with the purpose of creating fear amongst the operatives and accomplishing easy getaway with unlawful imports.

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Other seized items include 2,352 cartons of spaghetti/macaroni, 162 bags of foreign sugar, 1,324 cartons of soap, 1,713 bales of textile materials, 14 cartons of mosquitoes coil, 394 cartons of various pharmaceuticals, 298 cartons of tomatoes paste, 270 pieces of used tires 1,167 bags of NPK fertilizers, 291 kegs of PMS and 484 parcels of India hemp.

While giving further breakdown, Sarkin-Kebbi said revenue made from smuggled vehicles amounted to N2.03 billion. He commended the cooperation of sister security agencies, especially the Nigerian Army which lead to the unconditional release of two (2) kidnapped Customs personnel at Batsari, Kaduna State.

The Unit’s Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Usman said, “One officer in the line of duty was shot dead by bandits and 4 others recorded the various degree of injury in the course of operations while Eighteen (18) defendants have been arrested in connection with the aforementioned seizures and are being prosecuted accordingly.”

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Customs: KLT Command Generates N15.7bn in 9 Months

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The Customs Area Controller of KLT Command, Comptroller M.O. Oladunni on Tuesday informed members of the media, that the command had generated fifteen point seven billion naira by the end of September 2020 already surpassing the fifteen point one billion made for the year 2019.

This significant increase was achieved despite the pre and post Covid-19 pandemic effects.

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During the media briefing the following seizures were also displayed;
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with 254 cartons of tramadol (100mg) concealed with other drugs.
* 1x 40 ft. laden with used tyres
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with foreign pasta products
* 1x 40 laden with aerosols.
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with tomato ketchup.
* 1x 40 ft. laden with hydro generated oil.
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with foreign bags of rice, condiments and Shawarma bread

With duty paid value of over 229 million naira.
The area controller appreciated all stakeholders for using the KLT Command facilities despite the numerous challenges encountered but urged them to be honest with their declarations in order to enjoy seamless operations at the command.

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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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"Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria. A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation"

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