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September, 2019

  • 20 September

    Smugglers Bringing Rice Into Nigeria In Tyres, Economist Raises Alarm

    Oladapo Ganiyu, the National Coordinator of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), has raised alarm over how smugglers have deviced new crooked means of bringing rice into the country. He said they now fit rice into tyres of automobiles, saying such can cause cancer when consumed. According to …

  • 11 September

    Smugglers Bribe Residents With Phones For Information On Border Patrol – Customs PRO

    Joseph Atah, spokesperson of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has revealed that it is difficult to achieve results in the fight against smuggling, because border community residents give information to smugglers on movement of security patrols. The federal government shut land borders nationwide last month, in the bid to tackle …

August, 2019

  • 24 August

    FG Launches ‘Not for Sale’ Campaign To Address Menace Of Human Smugglers  


    President Muhammadu Buhari says the nation’s anti-trafficking agency has rolled out the “Not for Sale” campaign to protect against the deceptions of human smugglers across the country. The president stated this in an opinion article he published in the Washington Post newspaper to mark the UN declared International Day for …

June, 2019

  • 25 June

    Smugglers Kill One Customs Officer In Ogun

    Yakubu Shuaibu, a Customs Officer, Assistant Superintendent, has been killed by suspected smugglers in Ogun State. Jerry Attah, spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, said another officer sustained gunshot wounds when the attackers laid ambush and opened fire on their way back to …

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Suspected Smugglers Attack Customs Officers, Kill One

    A customs officer has been killed and many injured following an encounter with suspected smugglers in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Michael Agbara, Ogun Area Controller of Customs, who confirmed encounter said, the incident happened while the operatives were on routine patrol in an attempt to secure smuggled rice into the state. Eight …

May, 2018

  • 13 May

    4 Die As Smugglers, Customs Clash In Ogun

    An alleged clash between smugglers and officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, at a border town in Ogun State, has left four people dead. The incident which reportedly happened at Ilara, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, had six people critically injured. The …

February, 2018

  • 10 February

    Smugglers Machete Customs Officer Inside Creek (Photo)

    The Nigerian Customs Service has released horrific images of one of its officers attacked by smugglers in an unidentified creek. The pictures showed a man with deep machete cut in his upper arm lain on his back while being administered a medical aid. The NCS said the incident happened while …

January, 2018

  • 17 January

    Customs Officers Kill Smuggler In Lagos

    A men believed to be smuggler have been reportedly been killed by officers of the Nigeria Custom Service at Abule Egba under bridge, Oja Oba junction in Lagos, after a shootout. The incident, which happened on Wednesday morning at 6am, made the commuters plying the route to divert to other routes. …

October, 2017

  • 24 October

    Customs Kill Man During Fight With Smugglers

    Some operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service have allegedly killed a 25-year-old father of two in Ajilete, an area in the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. The men were said to have been on a mission to prevent some smugglers from bringing in vehicles to the state from …

  • 23 October

    Customs Officers, Smugglers Clash In Ogun

        Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and some smugglers reportedly clashed in Ajilete Village, Ipokia Local Government Area of the State on Sunday, killing one person. It was gathered that the smugglers smuggled about three Tokunbo vehicles into the village through Idiroko land border from Benin Republic. The …

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