Smugglers Forfeit N1.5bn Goods Jan – Sept -Customs
Acting controller of Ogun Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Deputy Comptroller Ahmadu Shuaibu has disclosed that the command had over the years, recorded several attacks ranging from blocking of access roads, mob action, and altercations with smugglers and their sympathisers, often resulting in loss of lives.
“Over the years, the Command had recorded series of horrible and unwanted experiences in our line of lawful duties. We have lost scores of officers to death and permanent disability while our dear communities have also lost many of their members to the evil of this unfortunate demon called smuggling. It is high time we say no to smuggling considering the dangers inherent in it.”
He emphasised that youth involvement in the anti-smuggling crusade would also go a long way in reducing the rate of avoidable deaths which the host border communities have had to live with “due to the evil of this unfortunate demon called smuggling”.
“It is high time we say no to smuggling, considering the dangers inherent in it. It retards our economic development, hampers our social well-being and endangers our national security. I want you to know that the security and development of our dear nation are the responsibility of us all”, Shuaibu said.