In case you are wondering what happened to the customs impounded species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon.

Well, the federal government has handed them over to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom.

Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service, 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 N6.9m.

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

He, however, commended the Nigeria Customs Service for its gallantry, saying that government expected an official recommendation on the customs officers that impounded the animals.

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