Customs kill smugglers in Jigawa, residents burn vehicles

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Operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday morning allegedly killed two smugglers in the Nigeria/Niger border town of Babura in Jigawa state.

Eyewitnesses said the smugglers were killed while trying to smuggle foreign rice into the country.

However, the residents of Babura went on a rampage in protest over the killing which led to the burning of two vehicles belonging to the customs.