The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, Badagry, last week announced that it has reclaimed its land that has, over the years, been encroached upon without due process and approval in the command area.
Findings have revealed that some miscreants and touts have infiltrated the border to perpetrate trans-border crimes over the years and these persons are domiciled around the area in question.
However, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu, has said in a statement that the command would ensure illegal structures were demolished while those with approval were directed to update their status by routing their request to the Comptroller-General of Customs through his office.
The Seme command boss has warned trespassers to keep off or lose whatever resources they expended on the land even as he announced “Operation flush out touts from the border” is in place against those impersonating as officers or imposters to deceive innocent travelers along the Lagos-Abidjan corridor.”
According to him, the exercise was meant to sanitize the gateway corridor to meet the global standard of international land borders within the West Africa sub-region.
The exercise, MMS Plus believes would enable the service flush out hoodlums around the area.