Customs’ CG Strike Force intercepts truck of rice in Oyo
One week after the Zonal Command of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Strike Force intercepted 3,000 bags of rice at Ijebu-Ode, made another seizure of 420 bags.
The National Coordinator of the strike force, Deputy Comptroller Abdullahi Kirawa, said the rice were concealed in a truck carrying gravel stones in Shaki, Oyo state.Kirawa stated that since the zonal commander of the task force AC Salisu Asaba Bullah made the Ogun axis un-accessible, smugglers are moving towards the Oyo axis.
He however promised that the zonal commander will make all routes in the South -West hot and un-accessible to smugglers.
He said, “Less than a week after the zonal coordinator in Ogun Axis intercepted 3000 bags of rice, they were able to arrest another truck load of rice concealed inside gravel sand.”
“We know the smugglers are desperate and smart but we are many steps ahead of them, the interception we made was based on intelligence because we can all see how desperate they are to smuggle these contraband into the country.”But, he said Customs are always ahead of them hence the seizure.
“The seizure is attributed to the intelligence provided by the Customs Intelligence Unit and my team and we have vowed to make the southwest zone a no go area for smugglers and make sure they count their loses no mattter their antics,” he said.Kirawa also expressed gratitude to the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) over his recent appointment as the zonal coordinator.