Ahmadu Baba Idris, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Customs Command has recorded 17 seizures worth N71,287,056 of the duty paid value in one month.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, the Kebbi Command Controller, Dr. Ben Oramalugo (FCIA, FNIM) said that the seizures were between 15th April to 15th May 2023, adding that the arrest was made through Bunza Town to Maje Axis in the border area.
Dr. Ben explained further that the effort was made through stop and search, saying that the officers were able to intercept a truckload of donkey skins and meat along the Kamba border axis.
“While conveying it to the command, our Officers were attacked by some unscrupulous elements from the village of Bunza which broke the windscreen of the two patrol vehicles belonging to the command,” he said.
He added that other items seized are a Volvo truck (6 tyres) fully loaded with 212 big-sized sacks and 202 small-sized sacks of Donkey meat/skins.
Others are 4 used vehicles comprising 2 Toyota Camry 2013 and 2 used Honda Jazz 2005, 55 bales of secondhand clothes, 4925 liters of PMS while 13 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 5 kegs of vegetable oil and 1 blue Volvo truck 6 tyers, and 1 Toyota Corolla Ash as means of conveyance among others.
“This Command has steadily continued to record a boost in one of our core mandates of revenue generation in the month of April we were able to generate a sum of one hundred and twenty-seven million, three hundred and sixty-four thousand, one hundred Naira (N127, 364100),” he said.