A Nigerian navy ship has intercepted 3,434 bags of rice estimated at about CFA100 million in Calabar, Cross River state. Nigerian newspaper The Punch reveals the rice came from Cameroon.
“We are going to start massive investigations into the main actors in this smuggling of rice into the country, especially from Cameroon into the Calabar area. We are going beyond these boys who ride the boats. I warn the main culprits behind these smugglings that we are compiling their reports and we would come for them”, warned Julius commander of the Nigerian navy ship.
Nigeria and Cameroon have been battling against contraband along their vast 1500km borders from North to South as it has negatively affected their treasuries.