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EFCC intercepts 21 food-laden trucks bound for Cameroon, Chad

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Amid the food crisis in the country, operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have intercepted 21 trucks carrying food and non-food items heading toward N’djamena, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Chad Republic.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Dele Oyewale, the EFCC’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 5, in Abuja.

According to him, the trucks were arrested in a sting operation at major exit routes along Kalabiri/Gamboru Ngala and Bama roads, Borno State.

He said, “Investigation showed food items cleverly concealed in the trucks that would have gone undetected but for the eagle-eyed vigilance of operatives of the commission.

“Further checks showed the Waybills covering the goods carried by trucks indicated their destinations as N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon, respectively.

“The arrest of the trucks is expected to stem the tide of food insecurity occasioned by unscrupulous antics of smugglers across the country.”

He added that the arrested suspects with the trucks are being profiled and would be charged in court immediately after the investigations.

 

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