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Normalcy returns to Seme Border after crisis

02 September 2013, 15:26

Lagos -  The Customs Area Controller of the Seme Border Command, Saleh Othman, on Sunday advised members of the business community to go about their normal businesses without fear of attack.

Othman gave the advice in a statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer of the comand, Ernest Olottah, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry.

He said that normalcy had returned to Seme community, following the recent attack on officers of the command by persons suspected to be smugglers, who allegedly killed a Superintendent of Customs, John Moto.

Othman advised business men and travellers to disregard rumours of insecurity at the border.

The area controller said that government security agencies were on ground to ensure safety of lives and property at the Nigerian frontier with Republic of Benin.

"All our law-abiding citizens, travellers and members of the border trading community have nothing to fear or worry about.

"They should go about their normal businesses and disregard rumours of insecurity at the border as the security agencies are cooperating as usual to ensure the safety of lives and property.

"Our colleague was lost but this had further strengthened our resolve to give in our best and we would not tolerate any form of smuggling into the country.’’

The controller condemned the destruction of government vehicles and arson, saying "it is time such acts are stopped".

He urged officers and men of the command to keep up the fight against smuggling.

-  NAN


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