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Customs intercept 99 smuggled parrots in Kano



Kano/Jigawa command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 99 parrots which had been being trafficked.


Talking whereas handing over the birds to the Nationwide Environmental Requirements and Rules Enforcement Company (NESREA), the command’s controller, Muhammad A. Umar mentioned the act of smuggling the birds was in opposition to the settlement of the Conference on Worldwide Commerce in Endangered species of untamed fauna and flora through which Nigeria is a signatory.


Umar disclosed that no offender was arrested as these believed to be smuggling the reside birds fled and deserted the birds in 4 crates on the sight of customs officers at one of many Kano borders.


The State Director of NESREA, Lukman Lawan referred to as on members of the general public to offer data which may result in the arrest of smugglers. 


He added; 


“Nigeria is a signatory to the Conference of Worldwide Commerce in Endangered Species. The essence of that is to cease the transboundary motion of endangered species of Fauna and Flora (crops and animals respectively) so as to preserve them and keep away from them from going into extinction.

 “We additionally don’t need different international locations to make use of Nigeria as unlawful transborder routes to hold out their unlawful trades.” 


Every day Belief reported that the birds have been transferred to Kano Zoological Backyard the place they had been acquired by the Kano State Wildlife.

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