Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Border Closure; We’ve Recorded More Seizures, Arrest Across Regional Spaces-Custom: Olusegun Ariyo

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The Nigeria custom said it has been recording successes against the heinous acts of smuggling within the country’s regional borders space across the county.

Recall that the office of the National security adviser (NSA) had lunched joint border Patrol with involving all security agencies for the last three weeks, and till date.

A statement from customs public relation officer Dc Joseph Attah said; large numbers of seizures and arrest from the four sectors of the North West-north central south-west and south-south geo-political zones were affected.

He said, hundred illegal migrants have been arrested while seizures include 8,360-50kg bags of parboiled foreign rice, 122 bags of fertilizers, 77 vehicles 781 drums filled with premium motor spirit know as petrol and 1,491 packs of assorted drugs, 3 outboard 40HP engines 13 Benin republic  boats, 185 drums of groundnuts oil, 6 trucks  114 motorcycles.

Attah said this is part of its efforts to sustain the rigorous patrol along the national borderlines.

The comptroller general of customs Col. Hammed Ali, his immigration counterpart Mohammed Babandede and the coordinator of the exercise,  Brigadier general Emmanuel Ndagi  have commenced an on spot assessments of the levels of implementation and compliance of the ongoing border security drills.
He said the whole idea is intended to better secure, the country’s borders, boost the national economy and strengthen border security

“We will continue to appeal to Patriotic spirit of all Nigerians, especially members of the business community to see the exercise as an opportunity to further create a conducive environment for local businesses to thrive in the overall interest of national security and developments”

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