Customs Declares War On Smugglers Over Killing Of Officers

    Battle Ready Customs Officers


After maiming three Customs Officers in cold blood by dare devil smugglers in Ado-Odo Ota Local government of Ogun State, the acting Compt. Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hussein Ejibunu, yesterday declared war on smugglers.
Ejibunu who was saddened about the death of his officers said it won’t be business as usual anymore.
According to him, he won’t hesitate to invoke the Customs Excise Management Act (CEMA) as any obstruction of lawful operation by smugglers will be met with full force.
He said, “This is the last time I will address this issue. We are a responsible organisation and we are carrying out the responsibility bestowed on us by the federal government and going forward, I won’t hesitate to invoke the power given to us by the law.”
“If there is any fracas between smugglers and Customs, we shouldn’t be blamed because this senseless killings is becoming too much to bear enough is enough, we won’t allow this anymore. Even common obstruction, we won’t allow it anymore and we will apply our law to the fullest,” he said.
“The unprovoked attack against our officers is becoming too much for me to bear and I it was the other way round, everyone will speak but now, now no one is talking since they are Customs officers but, this isn’t going to be business as usual.
“The gallant officers paid the supreme price and our people in higher authority especially the National Assembly should take note of this because no life is more scared than the other,” he said.
The border of Ogun State remained under locks and keys and smuggling is not what to bequeath to any generation becausmugglung is alien to our constitution,” he said.

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