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#EndSARS Protest: Customs Boss, Agbara Narrates How Smugglers Attack Personnel In Ogun Borders, Smuggled Rice For 3 Days


Nigeria, Idiroko – The Nigeria Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Command, Comptroller Michael Agbara, has narrated their experience during the EndSars protest and the role played by the command to restore control across the borderlines.

The Comptroller at a press briefing held at the weekend mentioned the vicious attacks they suffered which resulted in the death of an officer(AIC Solomon Alayge) and others were injured. Personnel belongings were also looted.

According to him, the Command intensified effort by strengthening her workforce with reinforcement from the military. 

‘’The hoodlums/smugglers who were said to be in large numbers took advantage of the opportunity of the security challenge which made all security agencies focused on protecting their operatives and facilities at that period embarked on massive smuggling of rice and vehicles for about three days. However, the Command strengthened effort by getting reinforcement from the military’’, he said.

It was also mentioned that the Command, during the third quarter of the year 2020, successfully recorded 420 seizures which had a total Duty Paid Value of N397,076,991.

He added, “We wish to reiterate that the continued attack on operatives of NCS and other sister Agencies will not deter us from the continued performance of our legitimate duties”. 

Comptroller Agbara thanked the community leaders and other Government Agencies who are collaborating with the Service for their continuous support. 

He also thanked and appreciated the Press for being objective in reporting the challenges faced by their Officers while executing their statutory duty. Nigeria Customs Service