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FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Naijaparry(m): 6:52pm On Aug 18, 2017
Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), intercepted three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and 600 animals.

The Federal Government has formally handed over more than 600 snakes, spiders and millipedes recently seized in Calabar to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom.

Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Cross River and Akwa Ibom Commands intercepted three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and 600 animals at the NIWA jetty, Calabar on July 24.
The consignment is also made up of geckos, millipedes, hairy frogs and spiders, imported into the country, all valued at N6.9 million.

The Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibril, who handed over the contraband the institution on Friday in Calabar, called for comprehensive expert report on the consignment to enable government has a better understanding of the issues involved.
He, however, commended the Nigeria Customs Service for its gallantry, saying that government expected an official recommendation on the customs officers that impounded the animals.

“The Federal Government commends the officers and men of Nigeria Customs Service and other agencies involved in the interception of these animals.
“We thank them for portraying the country in good light, because everything we hear about Nigeria is negative.
“I must commend the Nigeria Customs Service for doing something positive for our country,’’ he said.
According to him, the officers and men of the NCS have done the country proud, adding that the nation must appreciate them.

The minister said that the Federal Government would continue to reward Nigerians who demonstrated commitment to the service of their fatherland.
Jibril urged Nigerians to shun negative tendencies capable of tarnishing the nation’s image stressing that government would not hesitate to punish evil deeds.
Receiving the animals on behalf of the University, Dr Edem Eniang of the Department Forestry and National Services, said that the original destination of the animals was from Cameroon to Luxemburg.
“But the people decided to pass through Calabar because probably, it was more convenient for them to travel through Calabar,‘’ he said.

Eniang, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Bio-Diversity Centre,Uyo, said the animals were very viable for conservation.

“They are all poisonous snakes and they are very valuable because their venom could be used for many kinds of medicine, including anti-venoms.
“The poisonous snakes in this region are very valuable and we will examine them, especially the ones that are still alive, we will rehabilitate them and make recommendations to the government.”
He disclosed that some of the animals had died while others escaped.

Contributing, Mr Sunday Ukut, the State Director of Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services, described the seizure as “a break through” by a combined effort of NCS and other relevant security agencies at the port.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by PMWSpirit(m): 7:02pm On Aug 18, 2017
Lalasticlala wont like this

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Aminu212: 8:53pm On Aug 18, 2017
Hmmmm
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by jakD: 9:55pm On Aug 18, 2017
FG dey seize snakes and co... that's funny though.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by EKITI001: 9:55pm On Aug 18, 2017
Hmm.. This one na FG

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Harbeyg09(m): 9:55pm On Aug 18, 2017
Are those species also smuggled cry

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Holyfield1(m): 9:55pm On Aug 18, 2017
shocked

What's the importance of this?

Someone should please enlighten me

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Ajewealth123(m): 9:56pm On Aug 18, 2017
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Wisdomcity2017: 9:56pm On Aug 18, 2017
Things are really happening oooo

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Integrityfarms(m): 9:56pm On Aug 18, 2017
The Zoo

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by thestevens: 9:56pm On Aug 18, 2017
The school will now do what with it?, better destroy them, our educational system cannot handle such things.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by sakalisis(m): 9:56pm On Aug 18, 2017
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by uchennaMVE: 9:57pm On Aug 18, 2017
Ok
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by santopelele(m): 9:57pm On Aug 18, 2017
stupid buhari burutanshi should come and arrest me
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Quality20(m): 9:58pm On Aug 18, 2017
y not back to cameroun

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by leksmedia: 9:58pm On Aug 18, 2017
WHy will the government seize lalas friends

We won't take this.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by MadCow1: 9:58pm On Aug 18, 2017
Why would anybody import snakes into Nigeria? There is no market for snakes unless na for chopping.


140 species means they weren't all pythons and other constrictors. Make Custom explain who den suede am from and what was their motive for importing them.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by arthurous(m): 9:58pm On Aug 18, 2017
OK let wait for final report if there will any at end
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by hablink: 9:59pm On Aug 18, 2017
oga hoo lol


check my signature...
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 10:01pm On Aug 18, 2017
Mbok ooo Nooo we dont want... Give it to Lalastic Nnyin eyemmeh oo

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by don4real18(m): 10:01pm On Aug 18, 2017
Humans that were turned to animals grin
Before you quote me, you should know that I'm just catching fun
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by IMASTEX: 10:03pm On Aug 18, 2017
Hmm
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by maxiuc(m): 10:04pm On Aug 18, 2017
What about the seized rice and groundnut oil

When are they dashing it to the university

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by fergie001: 10:04pm On Aug 18, 2017
Somebody help me,
I dont und



As in customs seize these animals as what?
No payment of custom duties or what?

Abeg,edakun ejooo
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by Bills2307(m): 10:04pm On Aug 18, 2017
which kind nonsense be dis
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by ivolt: 10:05pm On Aug 18, 2017
thestevens:
The school will not do what with it, better destroy them, our educational system my education cannot handle such things.

FIXED

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by uzobaby(f): 10:06pm On Aug 18, 2017
Unto say Millipede ,wall gecko sef Don reach to import for naija??dem been dey scarce??if government can import common grass, nothing is unimportable..

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by jomoh: 10:06pm On Aug 18, 2017
So the snakes wey dey Nigeria no fit satisfy Lalasticlala again?

Na to dey import am remain. Ok
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by ivolt: 10:06pm On Aug 18, 2017
don4real18:
Humans that were turned to animals cos I see no reason why person go import snake

Lack of imagination.

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Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by exlinklodge: 10:06pm On Aug 18, 2017
hmmm
Re: FG Hands Over Seized Snakes, Spiders, Millipedes To University Of Uyo by angelanto8(f): 10:08pm On Aug 18, 2017
What is this,snake kwanu how do you sieze snake millipede wth..ndi nzuzu

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