Angry passengers lynch Customs officer for shooting passenger in Katsina

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Passengers of a truck have reportedly killed a customs officer along Katsina-Dankama road in Kaita Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday morning at Gamjin Makaho village, along the Dankama road.

Sources said that the truck was conveying passengers to Dankama town when customs officials tried to stop it, but the driver refused to stop.

One of the armed customs officers was said to have pulled the trigger and a bullet allegedly hit one of the passengers in the waist.

The truck driver eventually stopped, and the passengers disembarked to confront the customs officers, pouncing on the shooter.

According to reports, the passengers eventually killed the customs officer, whose name and rank could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

The victim of the customs shooting, identified as Bashir Na-Buzuwa, was said to have also died from the gunshot wound.

Na-Buzuwa, who was said to be about 27 years old and a native of Doro town in Bindawa LGA, was a resident of Zanguna in Katsina city.

Customs Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, Tahir Balarabe, who confirmed the incident, said the service would issue an official statement.

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