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The Federal Government has formally handed over more than 600 snakes, spiders and millipedes recently seized in Calabar to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom.

Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Cross River and Akwa Ibom Commands intercepted three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and 600 animals at the NIWA jetty, Calabar on July 24.

The consignment is also made up of geckos, millipedes, hairy frogs and spiders, imported into the
country, all valued at N6.9 million.

The Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibril, who handed over the contraband the institution on Friday in Calabar, called for comprehensive expert report on the consignment to enable government has a better understanding of the issues involved.



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