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NSCDC destroys N8m worth fake products Kano

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By Rabiu Sani-Ali
The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) command in Kano State destroyed fake power cables and counterfeit goods worth 8 million naira.

ASC Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, spokesperson for the command, said in a statement Thursday in Kano.

Idris-Abdullahi said the fake proceeds were seized during a joint operation of the Nigeria Standard Command and Organization (SON).

He said the seized items including fake mosquito repellents and power cables were destroyed on Wednesday in Rijiyar Gwangwan in the Dawakin Kudu local government area (LGA) of the state.

“Corps Vandalism Unit agents helped destroy thousands of cartons of expired mosquito coils and substandard electrical cables.

“The Corps, in a recent joint operation with SON, embarked on a crackdown on traders specializing in the sale of outdated and substandard products, thus endangering the lives of citizens.

“During the successful operations, cartons of outdated and substandard products were confiscated and the culprits were charged in court,” he said.

Idris-Abdullahi said officials from the NSCDC, SON, the National Environmental Regulatory and Standardization Agency (NESREA), community leaders and unions witnessed the destruction.

(NAN)

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