Fuel tanker full with petrol intercepted at Katsina border town
The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said it had apprehended a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol in the Baure Local Government Area of the state, The Punch reports.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Area Controller, Mr Dahiru Abdullahi, told newsmen in Katsina on Monday, that the tanker was apprehended at Maibara border town while trying to cross into Niger Republic.
The customs had banned the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to the borders.
He said the vehicle, with registration number DBT 574 XA, was loaded with petrol from Kano depot.
The product, he said, was meant for a filling station in Kanya-Babba in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Abdullahi said that the driver was in the custody of the police and was assisting the customs in its investigations.
He urged the media to continue to enlighten the public on the dangers of smuggling and the importance of paying customs duty.