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Censors Board raids Sokoto of uncensored films

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Censors Board raids Sokoto of uncensored films

By Onuminya Ochowechi in Sokoto

The National Film and Video Censors Board on Monday seized unclassified films and Video works including pornographic films worth million of Naira in Sokoto.

The raid which was carried out in collaboration of Nigeria police in various locations in Sokoto metropolis , some of the location raided included Ahmadu Bello way, Emir Yahaya way and Abdullahi Fodio Road .

Addressing journalists after the consfication the Executive Director of the Board Alhaji Adedayo Thomas said the raid would be extended to other parts of the country including Kaduna , Abuja, and Lagos.

He further disclosed that the Board exhibit zero tolerance to uncensored and unclassified films and pornographic materials , This the Board has shown by the raid of the once dreaded Alaba international market in Lagos and other cities in the country including Abuja, Kaduna among others.

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He stated that the Board has a mandate to sanitize the film market and ensure that Nigerian Youths are not consuming unwholesome video materials.

According to Thomas the raid by the Board was to ensure that owners of film and video works get value from their investments thereby contributing to the nation’s Gross Domestic product (GDP).

He averred that the cuprits would be charged to court for prosecution and advised those in the illicit deal to desist as the Board will not relent in it efforts to get Nigeria rid of unclassified films and videos.

The materials seized includes foreign and suspected pornographic films and videos.

Censors Board raids Sokoto of uncensored films

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