Customs condemns attack on officer in Katsina

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reiterated its condemnation of violent acts against its officers and men.

This followed the brutal attack that claimed the life of Customs Assistant II Auwal Haruna at the Gamji Makaho checkpoint in the Dankama area of Katsina State on April 17, 2024.

The Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adeniyi, who extended condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased, said the NCS, in close collaboration with other security agencies, was working towards apprehending the perpetrators of the act and ensure they face the full consequences of the law.

“The safety of our personnel and the security of our borders remain paramount. We are committed to working with traditional rulers, government bodies, and sister agencies to combat this heinous crime against our personnel.

“Intelligence available to us indicates that certain unpatriotic community members are harbouring suspected accomplices involved in this heinous crime.

“We implore these individuals to embrace patriotism by aligning with the law and refraining from condoning illegality.

“It is in the best interest of our communities and nation to collaborate with law enforcement agencies to root out criminal elements and ensure justice prevails,” he said.