Customs Kebbi Area Command Intercept Over 280 Donkey Skin

Customs Kebbi Area Command Intercept Over 280 Donkey Skin From Smugglers. Nigerians Customs Service Officers Displaying Seized Donkey Skin in Birnin Kebbi

Over two thousand eight hundred donkey skin have been intercepted at the point of smuggling out of the country at Behindi, in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state by men of the Nigeria Customs Kebbi Area command.

Addressing newsmen at the command headquarters, in Birnin Kebbi, Area Controller of the command, Comptroller, Joseph Attah said the arrest was made possible through a tip off and credible information from a patriotic Nigerian.

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He said trade in Donkey and other animals is prohibited by law and that Nigeria is a signatory to international treaty that prohibited such illicit trade.

He said three months ago, the command intercepted over a thousand donkey skin ready for smuggling and this recent arrest involve close to three thousand donkeys.

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He expressed fear that at the rate at which, this illicit trade in going, donkey may soon go extinct.

The Customs handed over the animal skin to the Agricultural product Quarantine Agency for O ward destruction.

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The Customs Service had recently renewed its offensive against the Activities of snmugglers across the Country and has been recording successes in curbing their activities.

The renewed offensive according to Climate and Conservation activists is necessary especially in preventing some really endangered sopecies like Pangoling from becoming history.

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The offensive is also aimed at ensuring the nation does not continue to lose revenue from smuggling activities which denies Nigeria of legitimate duties.

 

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