The Katsina Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has debunked video reports making the rounds, that its men and officers denied passage of some goods to the Jibiya Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer, Danbaba Isah, in a statement said, the claim is untrue and an attempt by unscrupulous members of the community, to incite the general public against the customs.
The command also stated that it is worth mentioning that, one of the core functions of the Nigeria Customs Service is trade facilitation, as such, Jibiya is a local government in Nigeria, entitled to free trade and movement of goods and services, from all parts of the country.
The statement, therefore, said it is appealing to the general public to desist from spreading misleading information on social media platforms.
It added that the Nigeria Customs Service is always ready to bring to book, any officer that operates contrary to its standard operating procedures, as enshrined in its book of instruction.
The swift reaction it said, is meant to avert further crisis that is not connected to the August 9 accident, involving the operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, where 10 persons were killed, while 20 others sustained injuries.