NSCDC Apprehend Four Persons for Re-bagging 800 Bags of Expired Flour
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday arrested four persons caught re-bagging about 800 bags of expired flour in Borno State, north east Nigeria..
This disclosure was made by the Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
According to the NSCDC boss, the raid was carried out in the Makera area of the state capital where the accused persons were in the process of re-bagging the flour into Dangote product sacks with the aim of selling them to unsuspected consumers in the market.
“The NSCDC had apprehended one Bukar Muhammad who smuggled and imported expired flour from Qatar through Lagos state,” Abdullahi said.
“He also confessed to have sold many of the sacks of flours to unidentified consumers. The sacks we suspected are from Qatar Tender Committee meant for humanitarian purposes.
“The problem is that if anything happens today, people would say Dangote flour is killing people.
“We also know that anything that is expired must have health consequences and is not good for consumption.
“We are still investigating him as he assured the command of exposing other culprits in various markets who normally re-bag expired products in the state capital.”
Borno State is presently experiencing acute food shortage following the ravages of the Boko Haram insurgency in the north east region, with the various IDP camps crying for urgent intervention from the government.
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