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Smugglers kill Customs officer in Jigawa, injure another


Abiola Seun     |   

Suspected smugglers have killed yet to be identified officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Jigawa command.

The Police in Jigawa however confirmed that hoodlums shot dead the officer and injured one other in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking to journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse yesterday.
Jinjiri said the hoodlums allegedly attacked the officers while on routine patrol at Kyarama village on Oct. 25.

“On Oct. 25, the police in Ringim LGA, received a report that some Customs officers while on patrol at Kyarama village were attacked by armed hoodlums, while one of the officers was shot dead and the other critically injured.

“It was also suspected that two of the officers’ service rifles were carted away by the hoodlums,” Jinjiri said.

According to him, the police is making effort to trace and apprehend the suspects, while an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

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