The Nigerian customs has revealed how smugglers deliberate to bypass safety operatives within the state to provide gasoline to bandits within the forest with a view to proceed with their onslaught in Katsina state. That is in a bid to beat the safety methods in place within the State.
The Customs Controller, Katsina Space Command, Comptroller Chedu Dalha Wada, whereas briefing pressmen on the state command disclosed that the collaborators now fabricate the gasoline tank of Peugeot 504 to accommodate roughly a drum of gasoline of their bid to promote gasoline to bandits within the forest.
The Comptroller mentioned they found this when two Peugeot 504 with over enlarged tank full to the brim with gasoline was intercepted by customs operatives whereas heading to the forest with gasoline for the bandits.
CD Wada mentioned: ”Just lately, we intercepted and seized two Peugeot 504 automobiles which the smugglers have fabricated their tanks to hold massive amount of gasoline. The smugglers normally go to the gasoline stations with these automobiles to purchase gasoline which they’ll resell to bandits. By way of intelligence gathering, we monitored their actions all the way down to the filling station the place they purchase from however as quickly as they sensed our presence, they deserted the automobiles which we seized and delivered to our workplace.”
In accordance with CD Wada: “One 504 Peugeot with fabricated tank is able to contain more than 10 jerricans of 25 litres which is equal to 250 litres and a drum of petrol. So, if they succeed in moving one fully loaded tank of 504 Peugeot to the forest, they will have a drum of fuel and you can imagine what that will do for them.”
In the identical vein, CD Wada disclosed the achievements of the command between the window of September 5 to October 8, 2021 to incorporate the seizure of 10 automobiles value 28.3 million Naira in Responsibility Paid Worth, twelve meals and non-food objects value 22.4 million Naira in Responsibility Paid Worth, bringing the grand complete of seized objects to the sum of N50.7 million.