Kano/Jigawa Customs Intercepts Grains, Fish ,Other Items From Smugglers As ACG Tours Communities

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L-R: Comptroller Dauda Ibrahim Chana, Customs Area Controller Kano/Jigawa Command; Comptroller Chedi Wada, Controller Federal Operation Unit, Zone B and ACG Queen Ogbudu, Zonal Coordinator Zone B, during the tour
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Kano/Jigawa Area Command has intercepted 798 cartons of dried fish (big), 707 cartons of small dried fish, 14 bags of 100kg of homegrown rice, 3 bags of 50kg of homegrown rice, 2 bags of 100kg of homegrown beans, and others as a fallout of its anti smuggling operations
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Comptroller Dauda Chana, Customs Area  Controller of the command also confirmed seizure of vehicles used as means of conveyance by persons suspected to wanting to undermine the border closure directive of the federal government.
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through diligent enforcement efforts, has demonstrated the commitment of the command to curb illicit activities and protect local industries and improve food security.
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On different occasions, our various patrol teams intercepted and detained four trucks transporting a significant quantity of food items intended for illegal exportation. The intercepted items include 798 cartons of dried fish (big), 707 cartons of small dried fish, 14 bags of 100kg of homegrown rice, 3 bags of 50kg of homegrown rice, 2 bags of 100kg of homegrown beans, and others.
These interceptions underscore the relentless efforts of the command in enforcing the border closure policy aimed at safeguarding the nation’s economy and ensuring food security. Smuggling undermines legitimate trade channels, poses risks to public health, and deprives the government of much-needed revenue.
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The command reiterates its unwavering commitment to combating smuggling activities across all entry points into the country. We urge members of the public to support our efforts by providing timely and actionable intelligence to facilitate the apprehension of smugglers and the seizure of contraband goods.
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ACG being shown some of the seizures
Furthermore, the Nigeria Customs Service commends the dedication and professionalism of our officers and men involved in these operations. Their vigilance and commitment to duty are instrumental in safeguarding the nation’s economic interests.
We call on all stakeholders, including the media and relevant government agencies, to join hands with the NCS in the fight against smuggling and illicit trade practices. Together, we can build a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.
This was contained in a press release issued by Saidu Nuruddeen, Customs Public Relations Officer for the command
Nuruddeen, a Superintendent of Customs also disclosed recent activities and by the Zonal Coordinator of Zone B, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Queen Obgudu and Controller Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Comptroller Chedi Was a.
The release disclosed that ACG Ogbudu visited Maigatari Border Station located in Jigawa State on February 19th, 2024, accompanied by Customs Area Comptrollers from various commands within Zone B,
During her address, the Zonal Coordinator urged the residents of the Maigatari community to abide by the law and remain vigilant regarding the border closure directive, which is in line with the directives of ECOWAS She emphasized the challenges Nigeria faces, including insecurity and high inflation, and assured the community that measures are being taken to address these issues.
The Zonal coordinator called upon the border community to cooperate with the Nigeria Customs Service and the government, expressing optimism for a better tomorrow.
At the event, Comptroller Wada, in charge of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, encouraged the members of the Maigatari community to work together to combat smuggling activities in their area. He highlighted the importance of Maigatari Border Station as a key point for business activities in the northern region, operating around the clock to facilitate trade from different corners.
Several community leaders expressed their gratitude to the Nigeria Customs Service for their support and assistance during times of need. They also outlined some of their ongoing needs, appealing to Customs for assistance in improving the quality of life for community members.
Comptroller Sambo Kaliel Dangaladima (CC Admin Zone B) reiterated  that the Service remains committed to fostering positive relationships with border communities and addressing their concerns for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders. He called on them to remain peaceful, law abiding and cooperate with the various security agencies in their midst.
Customs Area Controller of Kaduna Command, Comptroller Ahmed Tijjani Abe prayed for Devine intervention in the affairs of the nation and abundant wealth and prosperity for the border community as they are consistently praised for their patience and respect for the rule of law.
In his closing remarks, Customs Area Controller for the Kano/Jigawa Area Command, Dauda Ibrahim Chana, commended Maigatari community for its peaceful nature. He assured them that the command is actively working to address their needs, particularly in terms of community relations, and pledged that their concerns would soon be addressed.


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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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