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Custom Officer Killed, Another Injured By Gunmen In Jigawa

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Custom Officer Killed, Another Injured By Gunmen In Jigawa

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service has been reportedly murdered in Jigawa State by some yet to be identified gunmen on the early hour of Sunday, October 25.

According to the report reaching Naija News at this moment, the NCS official was attacked and killed while on patrol at Kyarama, a village in Ringim Local Government Area of the State.

It was reported that another officer escaped with a series of injuries during the attack. Naija News learnt that the unidentified gunmen had disguised as informants of the NCS, called the officers on patrol and informed them that there was a car that smuggled rice along the road.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the unsuspected officers upon reaching the location. Confirming the incident, the state Police spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, explained that the officers were attacked by unidentified gunmen along Kyarama village in Ringim LGA.

Jinjiri confirmed that one of the NCS officers was shot dead, while the other one was critically injured with gunshots. He said the gunmen also carted away two of their serviceable rifles.

The police spokesman, however, said the force is making efforts to ensure the arrest of the offenders.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has directed the Lagos State Judicial Panel to unravel what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on the night of October 20, 2020.

Source: Naija News

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