Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Administrator No Comments
The Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) has joined the fight against the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus by impounding  a trailer load of smoked meat suspected to be monkey meat being imported into the country through the Jibia border in Katsina state.Monkey is suspected to be one of the major source of the virus which has caused the death of five Nigerians.
The trailer loaded with the meat was seized by the Federal Operation Unit “zone B” led by OC of the team, Assistant Comptroller, Gambo Azare.
The meat was destroyed under the supervision of the Comptroller, Federal Operation, Zone B of the service, ATS Maina and the deputy governor of Katsina State represented by the Commissioner for health.
Maina said that Ebola is a global pandemic which requires intensive surveillance of the nation’s borders to curtail the influx of foreigners and aliens particularly from countries where the outbreak is severe.
He assured that the Customs will intensify surveillance at the borders for the safety of the citizenry and appealed to the people particularly border communities to assist the Customs with useful information to track down unpatriotic persons willing to disobey the law.

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