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Customs foils Boko Haram Attack in Yobe


By Abiodun OBA


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, foiled suspected Boko Haram attack on the Customs Office in Geidam town, Yobe State.

The Customs Officers bravely defended, safeguarding the facility and the families of fellow officers and men.

The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, alongside the entire management has since extended heartfelt condolences to the family of ASC II Ahmed Usman, the NCS Borno/Yobe Area Command, and the Government of Gombe State for the loss of the officer in the line of duty.

A statement by the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, Abdullahi Maiwada stated that “The CGC expressed gratitude for the unwavering solidarity and cooperation extended to the NCS by the Nigerian Army, Sister Agencies, and the good people of Yobe State under the leadership of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor.

“He emphasized the crucial role of community engagement in the shared pursuit of safety and security, urging all citizens to contribute to these collective endeavours actively.

“In memory of ASC II Ahmed Usman and the face of adversity, the Nigeria Customs Service stands strong, resolute, and united, ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s borders”.

The Service during the attack, lost one personnel in An Assistant Superintendent of Customs II Ahmed Usman and a dedicated NCS member since February 24, 2009.

The late Usman hailed from Pindiga Town, Akko Local Government Area in Gombe State, leaving behind a wife and five children.

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