Censors Board seizes pornographic, unlicensed films in Sokoto

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), on Monday, seized some foreign pornographic films and other unapproved films within Sokoto metropolis.

The exercise was conducted by the board, in collaboration with security agents, in some locations, including Ahmadu Bello Way, Emir Yahaya Way and Abdullahi Fodio Road in Sokoto.

Speaking with reporters, Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director/CEO of NFVCB, said such illegal items were being seized from markets across the country during raids by the board, adding they would be destroyed to serve as a deterrent to others.

He listed the seized items to include: DVDs, CD copies of multiple-in-one films and other uncensored foreign and local films, as well as pornographic materials.

“We raided production places to confiscate production gadgets as well as shops and other outlets selling illegal items, which were mostly duplication, counterfeit and unlicensed.

“Industry players are losing billions of naira to adulterated, smuggled and unclassified works through unlicensed agents and distributors, which ultimately denies government its statutory revenues.

“No doubt, the activities of these individuals and…

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