The Kano and Jigawa command of the Nigeria customs has impounded assorted contraband goods, valued at over twenty million naira.
The Comptroller of the Kano Command, Mathias Abutu, said the seized goods were discovered in a warehouse inside a bushy area in Malam Madori town, close to Maigatari, a border town to Niger Republic.
”We have been making a lot of seizures, but this is a very spectacular one, because apart from the volume of the goods, which is involved, it was a very difficult task.
”My officers went through hell to be able to make these seizure work out. The goods were discovered in a Warehouse in an uncompleted and abandoned building somewhere near Maigatari, Malam Madori axis, a border between Jigawa and Niger Republic.” Stressed the Comptroller
Abutu, described the Malam Madori area as a volatile place, stressing that it has been difficult for his officers to make seizures, due to the uncompromising attitude of the villagers.
“My officers were able to bring the goods with the help and support of Operation Salama, that is the Army operations in Jigawa State and with the assistance of the police, otherwise the villagers would have carted away with the goods.” Explained Abutu
According to him, the Command was able to make the seizure, to because the efforts of field officers, who are ready to rid Kano and Jigawa states of smugglers.
Among the items seized are, 680 cartons of Eva Soap, 367 cartons of Balman suitcases, 80 bales of second hand clothes and 20 cartons of Macroni, with the inscription.