Crime

Gunmen Kill Two Customs Officers On Patrol

Kebbi State Government has confirmed that gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, 24 August, 2023 killed two Customs officers on patrol along Dakingari-Koko road around 6.30 pm and were buried after funeral prayers.

The reposed of the dead customs officers souls were conducted at the premises of the Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital in Birnin-Kebbi.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Kebbu State Governor, Ahmed Idris ,confirmed the sad development in a statement issued on Friday, 25 August,  2023, just as he also added that the Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Nasir Idris described the development as pathetic.

The deceased, Abdullahi Mohammed, Customs Assistant II and A. K. Shehu, Inspector Customs, according to the statement, were killed early Thursday morning at about 1:30 am on Dakingari-Koko road while on patrol duty.

The CPS added that gunmen, after attacking the team on patrol, made away with one of the deceased AK-47 rifles.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Yakubu Bala-Tafida commensurates with the deceased immediate families as well as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and  assured that the state government would provide necessary support to the deceased families.

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