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Customs Suspends Sales Of Seized Food Items Over Stampede

Nigeria Customs Service has announced the suspension of the sale of seized food items to Nigerian citizens.

Gatekeepers News reports that the decision follows a tragic incident that occurred at the Customs’ Old Zonal Headquarters in Yaba, Lagos State, where a stampede resulted in the loss of lives.

Abdullahi Maiwada, Spokesperson for Customs, released a statement on Monday confirming the development.

Customs had earlier planned to dispose of the seized food items on February 20, 2024, in an effort to alleviate the hardship faced by Nigerians.

“Considering the recent unfortunate event, we regrettably announce the suspension of this exercise until we establish what transpired on Friday, 23 February 2024,” Nigeria Customs, however, announced on Monday.

“This should help us to properly articulate more robust and comprehensive action that will not defeat the noble intention,” the statement partly reads.

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