The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has destroyed fake electric cables and counterfeit products worth N8 million in Kano State.
The spokesman to the command, Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.
According to him, the fake products were seized at a joint operation by the command and Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON.
Mr Idris-Abdullahi revealed that the seized items comprising fake mosquito repellent and electric cables were destroyed on Wednesday at Rijiyar Gwangwan in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area.
He said: “Operatives of the Anti-Vandalism Unit of the Corps participated in the destruction of thousands of cartons of expired mosquito coils and substandard electrical cables.
“The Corps in a recent joint operation with the SON embarked on a clampdown of traders who specialised in selling expired and substandard products thereby endangering lives of the citizenry.
“During the successful operations cartons of expired and substandard products were confiscated and the culprits were charged to court.”
Mr Idris-Abdullahi noted that NSCDC officials, the SON, National Environmental Standard and Regulatory Agency, NESREA, community leaders and trade unions witnessed the destruction.
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