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CUSTOM siezed illegal fertilizer in Adamawa and Taraba

The Adamawa-Taraba Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service NCS said it has seized 494 bags of dry blended NPK fertiliser in Adamawa and Taraba states.

This was disclosed on Friday by the command’s area comptroller, Salisu Abdullahi, who briefed newsmen at NCS headquarters in Yola.

According to him, the items, seized between May 1 and June 15, 2023, also included two Toyota Starlet cars.

He listed other items seized within the time frame as 14,980 litres of petrol packed in drums and jerry cans, 90 bags of foreign parboiled rice, and 960 pieces of foreign soap intercepted at the Cameroon-Nigeria border.

Abdullahi further explained that the seized fertiliser was predicated on the restriction of the movement of the product, according to Section 10 of the National Fertiliser Quality Control Act 2019, which restricts the movement of fertiliser across the North-East states after it was discovered that insurgents were using components of the product to manufacture explosives.

The Customs controller said that the seized petrol, due to its inflammable nature and in line with Standard Operating Procedure, was instantly auctioned.

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