Seme Customs Synergies with Communities, Security Agencies to Strengthen Surveillance Around Border Areas

Customs Area Controller (CAC) Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo addressing the newsmen.

*** Intercepts contraband worth millions of Naira

By Sandra Chukwunyere

The established cordial relationship and synergy between the Seme Customs Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and stakeholders especially host communities and other security agencies has been a huge success.
The Customs  Area Command (CAC) Seme Border, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo said this during a news conference at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post, Seme-Krake Border, noted that through the closer collaboration with the stakeholders, the surveillance of the border has improved tremendously leading to the interception of large quantities of contraband within a short period after the recent  EndSARS protest.
Comptroller Bello listed the seizures made after the EndSARS protests to include three hundred and ninety six (50kg) bags of foreign parboiled rice, one hundred and fifty two Jerry cans of premium motor spirit and six vehicles.
In addition, he said, the enforcement unit of the Command also recorded an unprecedented progress with 128 interceptions worth one hundred and eighty two million, eight hundred and eighty seven thousand, three hundred and forty seven  within seven weeks that he  assumed office as the area controller of the command.
Explaining further Comptroller Bello noted that “during recent #Endsars protest#, the Command harnessed the existing cordial relationship with the host communities at different levels through adequate and robust engagement with the aim  of  sustaining peace and tranquility within the nooks and crannies of the border area.
“The community was made to understand that NCS is a partner in progress and always ready to facilitate genuine and compliant traders for the progress and economic development of Nigeria.
 “Officers and Men of the Command will continue to exercise their statutory responsibilities in the overall   socioeconomic prosperity of  the nation. 
Comptroller seized the occasion to appreciate the community leaders, the youths and other security agencies, especially the military for their support, patriotism and collaboration. 
He promised that the “Nigeria Customs Service will continue to facilitate and encourage compliant traders and at the same time police our borders effectively”.

CAC, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo and Command Public Relations Officer,Hussain Abdullahi showcasing seized items before newsmen at Seme border

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