Connect with us

News

Ogun Customs intensifies fight against smuggling, proliferation of arms

Published

on

The Ogun Command of the Nigerian Custom Service said it has intensified its patrol to check smuggling, bunkering and proliferation of small arms and ammunitions in the state.

The command’s Controller, Michael Agbara, while briefing journalists at the Command Headquarters in Idiroko, said the command will continue to make sure that they gather intelligent information as well as form synergy with other agencies, both at the federal government level and the local communities.

The controller stated that the command has zero tolerance for arms and ammunition, describing his officers as patriotic Nigerians.

His words, “We know that bringing in arms and ammunition will do no one any good and our officers at the border post are on red alert. The smugglers know this and they will not even attempt of bringing it.

“The battle line has been drawn and we will continue to do our best and seize any rice we found anywhere. Whether you put in your house, SEMA allows us to go there. If you put it in the warehouse, we are allowed by law to storm there and raid it. On the road or footpaths, we are there. What I will advise them is to desist from smuggling and obey the law.

“Some of these seizures you have seen in not the handiwork of only my command, some of you have partnered with us by giving us information. I thank you for that and I look forward to more of such collaboration.

“Equally, we want to out on record the assistance we have gotten from sister security agencies. We work as a family and with that team work; I believe smugglers will have nowhere to operate in this area again.

“On the issue of rice, I and my officers have taken it as a personal fight because we know the implication of smuggling rice portends for the economy. We all have junior ones who are looking for jobs. 

“So if we allow smuggling, we are creating job in other countries where these rice are being imported from. So we are determined more than ever before to ensure that this rice don’t come in. 

“We have also gotten the backing of the management to do what we are doing. They have supported with some logistics which has been of advantage to us. Equally, we have formed a synergy with a lot of cooperate bodies, including the journalists. I think those are the reasons for the increase”.

However, Agbara added that the command has arrested three suspects, who are currently undergoing interrogation.

Share
Also Read:  Faces Of The Most Sexy Transgenders In The World***Photo Inside
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

I Will Fight For This Mandate Till The End-Peter Obi

Published

on

Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election has said that he will fight for his his mandate till the end.

Obi said this in his speech at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of the PDP titled,” Repositioning for power and good governance”.

At the event which held in Awka, Obi said he was ready to lay down his life to deliver Nigerians from the hardship witnessed all over the country.

Also Read:  Faces Of The Most Sexy Transgenders In The World***Photo Inside

Alleging that every Nigerian now wants to identify with the PDP because they have lost confidence in the ruling APC government, the former Governor of Anambra State added that he is ready to fight for the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion in court.

 

“I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in the country.

“ I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at the helm of affairs today ran for four times and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when PDP was in power it did not kill anybody,” he said.

Recall that the PDP closed its case at the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, July 10.

Share
Continue Reading

News

Why We Invited Timi Dakolo, Wife-Police

Published

on

Kidnapper
Share
Continue Reading

News

Protests Will Not Make Me Release El-Zakzaky, Buhari Tell Shiites

Published

on

Urge

President Muhammadu Buhari has told protesting Shiites that no amount of protest will make him order the release of El-Zakzaky.

The President made the revelation while warning shiite members to desist from their protest.

Buhari also appealed to the Shiite members to desist from unnecessary violent protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Also Read:  President Buhari Celebrates Festus Keyamo At 49

The President spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu who spoke on the issue of El-ZakZaky said since the issues was before the court in Kaduna, supporters should focus on the on-going trial instead of causing daily damages, disruptions and public nuisance in Abuja.

Also Read:  Who Says I Want To Be Like Steven Gerald-Naby Keita

According to the presidency, it is wrong to be in court and resort to violence at the same time in order to get justice for anybody accused.

Members of El-Zakzaky’s spiritual group have been protesting the of their leader who is facing trail for alleged breach of public peace.

Share
Continue Reading

Facebook

Trending

Copyright © 2019, February13 Media