The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday, carted away eight truckloads of rice after invading Oja Oba Market, Ibadan.
This is coming about amonth after the NCS raided Bodija International Market, where it carted away numerous bags of rice.
It was gathered that the Customsofficers went to the market and carted away eight truckloads of rice in the early hours of yesterday.
The Public Relations Officer of Oyo/Osun Customs Command, Kayode Wey, confirmed the invasion, stating that the operation was carried out by Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone A.
“It is the FOU. They are not our people. It was the FOU that went to Bodija Market the last time. It is the same FOU, we do not know anything about it. We do not have any information on it. I am hearing it the same way you are hearing it,” he said.
Also, the Public Relations Officer of NCS, FOU Zone A, Mr. Theophilus Duniyaconfirmed the development, stating that the Customs is empowered to carry out such operation.
“Yes, until we examine them. You are aware that the Federal Government imposed a ban on importation of foreign rice to encourage local production in the country.