Customs officers nab man with rice strapped over his body

Customs officers nab man with rice strapped over his body

Customs officers have nabbed a man wearing a jersey, with rice strapped over his body.

In the video shared on Facebook, a customs official can be seen cutting off the cellotape which the unidentified man used to strap the rice to different parts of his body. Some were strapped to his chest, others to his leg.

A voice can be heard telling the man turnaround and face the camera. The man was obviously embarrassed as he kept shaking his head.

One of the officials later brought a sack bag to prevent the rice which he referred to as "government rice" from wasting.

Watch the video below:

Nigeria's land border closure has been hailed by some and criticised by others. Since the closure, the price of rice and other foodstuff has gone up. had reported that the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume, on Thursday, November 28 in Lagos, said Nigerian rice farmers are now smiling to banks due to the border closure.

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He said: "President Buhari’s policies are for the good of common Nigerians. Border closure policy is to support Nigerian farmers.

“The farmers, especially the rice farmers are smiling to the bank. The policy will transform their lives."

Meanwhile, a prominent farmer in the southeast, Cosmas Maduka, recently disclosed how some Nigerians rebag local rice, re-brand it as foreign ones and sell the product at a very high price.

According to Maduka, some marketers pierce the bags of rice and after removing some bowls of the grains, they still sell as per 50kg.

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