By Godwin Oritse
In a bid to further curtail the activities of smugglers in the Western part of the country, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Custom Service has taken delivery of 10 brand new Hilux Jeeps.
The vehicles are in addition to the 40 that were earlier given to the command by the Comptroller General of Custom, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi.
Displaying the vehicles to journalists at the command in Lagos last weekend, the Comptroller of FOU zone ‘A’ command, Mr Victor Dimka expressed appreciation of the officers and men of the command for what he called “the unrelenting support being given to the command by the Comptroller General of Customs in carrying out its anti-smuggling functions.
The Comptroller said that the continuous provision of new vehicles to the command will always enhance its anti-smuggling activities because, according to him, it helps the officers to go deep into the terrain to get what they wanted.
“We have said it times without number that the CGC that we have is very proactive, he says things and backs them up with action, he said that he would make sure that no stone is left unturned to ensure that smugglers are brought to book, to whom much is given, much is expected, we will continue to try our best in making sure that we reduce it to the barest minimum” Dimka vowed.
Sending a message to die hard smugglers who still attempt to break through the Custom defences, Dimka said that “ they should desist from smuggling into this country, if they don’t, we will put them behind bars as we have always done, there are better things to do to help Nigeria and Nigerians than to bring Nigerians on their knees, they are warned or they will continue to languish in prison”