Bandits kill Customs officer in Katsina

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An operative attached to the Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been murdered by bandits at a checkpoint in Dan Arau village along the Katsina/Jibiya highway, according to sources. 

Garba Nasiru, who was an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, was killed on Friday afternoon.

It was learnt that security operatives engaged the bandits in a gun duel before his corpse could be retrieved from them.

The late officer, according to sources, has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Katsina State Police Command spokesman, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Yes, the incident was true; bandits killed a customs officer at the Dan Arau village checkpoint but approach the customs for details,” he said. 

Customs has, however, not issued any statement yet on the incident.