|File copy: Seized smuggled rice|
Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command in compliance with the presidential
directive of releasing seized goods to the Internally Displaced People (IDP)
Camps have successfully handed over to the Nigeria Army, a total of
twelve thousand and fifty one (12,051) bags of 50kg seized rice and other
relief material for onward delivery to the IDP camps in the North Eastern part
relief materials included 1,025 Jericans x 25 litters of Vegetable Oil, 75
bales of used cloths, 22 sacks of used cloths, 67 sacks of used shoes, 3 sacks
of used ladies handbags, 51 cartons of soap 51 cartons, 4,500 cartons of Tin
Tomatoes and 500 Bags.
would be recalled that the Seme area command of the Nigeria Customs Service has
consistently been releasing the seized goods it has confiscated from smugglers
through the neighbouring country to the IDP camps.
series of handing over and evacuation of seized rice that has taken place from
the Seme warehouse ranges from 10,000x50kg, 6,000x50kg and now over 12,000x50kg
bags of smuggled and seized rice through the corridor.
Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu disclosed that the
Comptroller General of Customs had approved the release of the seized and
condemned relief materials in compliance to the presidential directive thereby
directing the Area command to do same to the Nigeria Army.
comptroller stated that the gesture will go a long way to ameliorate the
suffering of the displaced persons and also support the current operations
against Boko Haram terrorist in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
CAC restated that the border command would continue to enforced the federal
government policies on all restricted and prohibited items through the land
border, noting that “we cannot shy away from our responsibility of aggressive
anti-smuggling operations through the busiest corridor, if the smugglers will
not stop perpetrating their illicit acts of being saboteurs to the efforts of
the federal government in revamping the economy”.
above items condemned as required by law were handed over to the Nigeria Army
through Lieutenant M. Musa (N/16098) on the 7th May, 2018.