A customs officer was killed and two others injured after a suspected smuggler hit them with a car in an attempt to escape arrest. The information was gathered by newsmen.

The deceased, Tunde Wasiu Abdul’Azez, was killed along Palace Road in Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State after an attempt to block the suspect who was driving a Golf car.

The suspect, whose name is yet to be ascertained, reportedly ran over the deceased after the late customs officer threatened to shoot him.

Two others, Usman Abdu and Adda’u Dahiru, who were on a motorcycle were hit by the suspected smuggler along the road leading to Gumel.

The Spokesperson of Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command, Isa Danbaba, confirmed the incident, saying so far no arrest had been made.

In another event that happened few months back, some suspected smugglers have reportedly killed a customs officer and injured another in an ambush at Asero community, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

It was learnt that the operatives attached to the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC), Ogun Area Command, were on a routine anti-smuggling patrol in an attempt to secure eight reconstructed vehicles loaded with smuggled rice and kept in Asero community.

The suspected smugglers, in a move to resist the retrieval of the vehicles by operatives of the NCS, laid an ambush, leading to an encounter between the hoodlums and the customs officers.

In the process, Hamisu Sani, a Customs Assistant I, was killed following “grievous injuries” he sustained.

However, Inspector Tijjani Michel who equally sustained injuries from machete cut is said to be recuperating.

The spokesman of the NCS in Ogun, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement made available in Abeokuta, confirmed the incident, saying the victim had been buried in line with Islamic rites.
Source: Daily trust

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