Customs kills rice smuggler in Katsina

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Men of the Nigeria Customs Service have reportedly killed a man suspected to be a rice smuggler.

A witness said the incident happened on Sunday along the Dutsinma Road, around the Federal College of Education, Katsina.

The witness said the deceased, who drove in a J5 Peugeot van, tried to evade arrest when he sighted the customs officers “who immediately opened fire on him.”

Policemen were said to have taken away the body of the deceased, whose identity remains unknown.

Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Gambo Isah, said the suspect was taken to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.

He said the command had commenced investigation on the incident.



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