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The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (retd) has announced the redeployment of some customs officers in charge of anti-smuggling, border drill operations, border control and enforcement commands at the border.

The redeployment, which was disclosed in a circular signed by A.U Sanusi, Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Human Resources Development on behalf of the Comptroller General, was scheduled to take immediate effect.

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It was said to be done in a bid to ensure better enforcement of the Federal Government’s directive to close its borders with neighbouring countries.

The details: The officer, who was in charge of the Seme border command, Customs Area Controller, (CAC), Ubar Garba Mohammed has been redeployed to the position of Acting Commander of Sector 3, based in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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In the same vein, CAC Aliu. A Mohammed who was in charge of Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone “A”, is to move to Sector 4 in the North West as Acting Commander. Also, the Deputy Controller, B.U. Yahaya, who was in charge of the enforcement of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, will now act as Customs Area Controller, of the unit.

[READ MORE: Amid border closure, Customs seize smuggled rice, other goods worth N43 million)

The last two new postings announced include Deputy Controller C.D. Wada who will take over as Acting Customs Area Controller of Seme Command while Assistant Controller, A.G. Kakudi is now the Acting Officer in Charge of the Strike Force Zone A.

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Meanwhile, several foreign bags of rice were seized recently by Customs officials in the commercial border town main market in Mubi, Adamawa State. The Customs officials led by Comptroller, Kamardeen Olumoh raided the Mubi town market with the aid of the Nigeria Police Force. Olumoh had said that smuggling had become a menace in the area with foreign rice being their specialization.

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