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Soldiers Intercept Loaded Trucks Smuggling Cement To Cameroon

In a recent crackdown, military forces intercepted trucks loaded with 600 bags of cement each, destined for Cameroon. 

The display took place on Friday at the Nigeria Police headquarters in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, had previously issued an Executive Order banning the transportation of building materials across the country’s border through Adamawa routes.

The spokespersons for Governor Fintiri and the Adamawa State Police Command, Humwashi Wonosikou and SP Suleiman Nguroje, jointly addressed journalists during the presentation of the intercepted trucks. 

The incident occurred just a few kilometers before Jamtari, a border village between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Wonosikou highlighted the concerning trend, stating, “We’re here to address a disturbing trend in the state. As if the hardship on the people is not enough, there are some people who would want to test the will of the government, and the government is saying such actions are unacceptable.”

He continued, “You can see behind me are trucks that were apprehended and brought here. They were intercepted by the military. It is believed that these products are being transported out of the country.”

Nguroje emphasized the government’s enforcement efforts, stating, “Personnel have been deployed throughout the state to enforce the government order banning transportation of building materials across the border.”

However, a twist unfolded when Abiola Oyetunji, identified as the contact person on the waybill, expressed surprise, claiming the trucks had not been authorized to leave the company’s depot in Yola. 

“I’ve not sold the cement yet. How could the truck have moved out of the depot in Yola? The driver told me he was at the depot up to this time,” she added.

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