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August: Nigerian Customs generate N2bn at Kano-Jigawa command – Comptroller  

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The Kano/Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has generated over N2 billion internal revenue in August.

The Comptroller of the command, Nasir Ahmad, who made the disclosure on Thursday, said the amount was the first of its kind generated by the zone.

According to him, the feat was achieved as a result of commitment by the officers and men of the command.

He, therefore, commended the efforts of his officers against the spate of crimes being perpetrated within the border areas.

The comptroller also disclosed that the command had seized undisclosed amount of contrabands and arrested some smugglers within the period under review.

Mr Ahmad added that successes are being recorded in the ongoing fight against smuggling.

He, however, lamented that the main problem the command faces in dealing with recalcitrant smugglers is lack of cooperation from the border communities.

He called on traditional leaders in the border towns to call their people to order and assist the command in checking smuggling.

He said: “The main challenges our officers and men face is that some traditional leaders at the border communities support their children who are into smuggling.

“Despite everything we do, they still remain on prowl.”

Shedding more light on the allegation that customs personnel had been raiding markets to seize contrabands, the comptroller explained that they had the legal warrant to raid all places suspected to be hideouts of contrabands.

Mr Ahmad also commended journalists for working hand in hand with the command, urging newsmen to be up-and-doing in enlightening the public against the dangers of smuggling.

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