Customs Honours Umar, Intelligence Chief , Others for Outstanding Performances


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Comptroller Isa Umar, Controller Customs Intelligence Unit receiving the award of excellence from DCC Mohammed Abba-Kura in Lagos on Saturday

The Controller of Customs Intelligence Unit, Abuja Comptroller Isa Umar has been honoured with an award of excellence for proactive deployment of intelligence in the fight against smuggling and prevention of government revenue leakage in Lagos

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Umar, who oversees the secret police branch of the Nigeria Customs Service was described as a dedicated and diligent officer who is making indelible contributions to the overall achievements of customs enforcement function nationwide.

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Controller Federal Operation Unit, Zone A Comptroller Hussein Ejibunu lauded Umar for the supportive role the unit received in 2023 from the CIU which resulted in intelligence led and casualty free enforcement and anti smuggling operations.

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The award ceremony also featured honours for other officers of FOU Zone A for various outstanding feats in interdiction, arrests of suspects and seizure of wares from smugglers

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Deputy Comptroller General of Customs Mohammed Abba-Kura, DCG Enforcement,Investigation and Inspection (EI&I) who led the award presentation disclosed that the present management of the service is committed to honoring exceptional performances instantly.

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Abba-Kura directed Comptroller Ejibunu to forward the names of all officers who bagged awards for more rewards from the top heirachy of the NCS

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Ejibunu who lauded the Customs CG,Bashir Adewale Adeniyi for his invaluable support at all times,declared that 2024 will be a year of increased commitment to work by the operatives of the unit.


He added that last year featured zero casualties on the part of the unit as no life was lost despite the many seizures and arrests made by the unit in 2023 unlike in 2022 when the unit lost 8 officers in the line of duty


He called for a minute silence in honour of the deceased officers

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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