The Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in charge of Adamawa/Taraba Command, Kamardeen Olumoh, has expressed disappointment in rice smuggling, which is ongoing in Adamawa State where the farmers are predominantly rice farmers.
Olumoh made this know while addressing reporters at the end of rice seizure that lasted for over five hours at the popular Mubi Market, in the northern part of the state.
Mubi, the commercial nerve center of Adamawa State, shares borders with the Republic of Cameroon.
Some of the residents supported the approach adopted by the NCS to tackle smuggling.
Others, however, said that the government needs to beef up efforts and come up with new strategies to secure the Nigerian border.
They also called on the government to empower farmers by providing improved farming techniques to support the local farmers.
The seizures, which worth millions of Naira, include bags of foreign rice, vegetable oil, and soft drinks.