wildlife crime

Officials destroy elephant tusks in Abuja after being seized from wildlife traffickers on January 09, 2024. Nigeria destroyed 2.5 tons of confiscated elephant tusks worth over $11.2 million as part of efforts to safeguard its diminishing elephant population. Photo: AFP

Nigeria Customs Service intercepts 20,000kg of illegal wildlife products in three years

The Special Wildlife Office of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Tuesday, disclosed that it has intercepted about 20,000 kilograms of illegal wildlife products and live specimens on the verge of being
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