EFCC arrests 21 food-laden trucks heading to Chad, Cameroon

Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested 21 trucks loaded with food and non-food items heading toward N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central African Republic and Cameroon.

The Commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this in a statement issued via the agency’s verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Tuesday.

Mr. Oyewale said the trucks were intercepted in a sting operation at major exit routes along Kalabiri/Gamboru Ngala and Bama roads, Borno.

“Investigation showed food items cleverly concealed in the trucks that would have gone undetected but for the eagle-eyed vigilance of operatives of the commission.

“Further checks showed the Waybills covering the goods carried by the trucks indicated their destinations as N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon respectively.

“The arrest of the trucks is expected to stem the tide of food insecurity occasioned by unscrupulous antics of smugglers across the country,” he said.

He said the suspects arrested with the trucks are being profiled and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.