The Nigeria Customs Service said that the fight against smuggling is a war that continues to threaten the lives of Customs officers.
The area comptroller of the federal operations unit zone A, Mohammed Uba explains that while implementing federal government’s policy on tax and revenue collections, officers are often exposed to hostile resistance from the trading public.
Comptroller Uba noted that officers have been killed, injured and abducted in the line of duty.
He also stated that smuggling impedes trade facilitation and further frustrates the ease of doing business drive of government.
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