Traders Count Losses After Customs Invasion, Seek Legal Action

Rice traders have continued to lament the invasion of the Better Life section of the Ikotun Market in Lagos State by men of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Nigeria Custom Officers
Nigeria Custom Officers

Some of the traders insisted that the law enforcement officers carted away local rice, including the money they kept in their shops. The Nigeria Customs Service however stated that its men only took away smuggled rice.

Eyewitnesses say the Customs officials stormed the market on the 24th of March in the middle of the night, broke into the shops and took away bags of rice including money which belonged to the traders. As a result of the incident, the traders have not been able to return to work as their source of livelihood was gone.

The traders however vowed to take appropriate legal actions if their call on the government to intervene does not yield positive results.

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