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Kwara Customs Command Destroys 927 Bags Of Poisonous Rice  And Other Items

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Kwara Customs Command Destroys 927 Bags Of Poisonous Rice  And Other Items

The Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara State Area Command on Tuesday in Ilorin destroyed seized food items said to be poisonous for human and animal consumption.

Items that were set ablaze in the presence on newsmen included 927 bags of foreign rice, 123 bags of semolina of 10Kg each, 25 bags of semolina of 5kg each and 35 cartons of mamador vegetable oil.

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Earlier, the Head of Kwara Area of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Hussaini Ahmed, told journalists that the Area Command had between January and June 2020 generated the sum of N2,343,952.86 into the coffers of the federal government.

Head of Kwara Area of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Hussaini Ahmed said:

He said, “From January to June this year alone this zonal command has remitted the sum of Two billion, three hundred and forty-three million, nine hundred and fifty-two thousand, three hundred and twenty-two Naira eighty-six kobo (₦2,343,952,322.86)into the Federal Government account as revenue generated.

“It is no longer news that COVID- 19 has affected virtually every aspect not only the nation’s economy but the world at large. In the month of April 2020, the Command recorded zero revenue which is a result of the lockdown.

In May 2020, we were able to bounce back and surpassed what we generated in March 2020 with Two Hundred and Eighty-Seven Million Nine Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty-Six Thousand Forty-Eight Kobo (₦287, 009,456.48)”

“Today, I make bold to say that since my assumption of office in Kwara Area Command we have so far generated the sum of Four Billion Seven Hundred and Forty-Eight Million Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Five Naira Thirty Four Kobo (₦4, 748,270,365.34) and remit same to Federation account”.

He said the Command has made an unprecedented number of seizures including 2,598 Bags of foreign rice, 34 kegs of vegetable oil of 25 liters each, 41 units of various types of used vehicles, 372 jerry cans of PMS of 25 liters each and 3,742 kg of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as marijuana.

Ahmed, who decried the activities of smugglers despite the closure of the nation’s land borders warned them to steer clear of the Area Command or meet their waterloo.

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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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