Corruption responsible for smuggling in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina – Residents

Some Nigerians in Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina States have attributed the increase in smuggling activities at the borders, to corruption and other factors.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, the residents insisted that because of the ‘lucrative’ nature of the ‘trade’, whoever had the opportunity to be part of it, would hardly resist.

They attributed the rush for Nigerian products, especially petroleum, to their affordable nature because of the subsidy placed on the products to ease the effects of inflation on the populace

NAN correspondent who visited Illela, Sokoto state, a town sharing border with Kwanni, Niger Republic, said Nigerian products had flooded Niger Republic due to their cheaper rates compared with prices in Niger Republic.

The NAN correspondent who visited the border, reports that most of the Nigerian commodities were being smuggled through porous border.

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