Bandits Kill Two Customs Officers In Kebbi
Some unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday attacked and killed two Customs Officers of Kebbi State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.
According to the Command’s acting spokesperson, Mubarak Mustapha, operatives of the command were on stop and search operations based on credible information from members of the public on smuggling, the officers While on duty along Daki gari Koko road came under heavy gun fire by some unknown gunmen who engaged the officers in a gun duel which resulted in the killing of the two officers from Kebbi command of Nigeria Customs service.
The Command’s state Comptroller, Ben Oramalugo who expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of the officers killed in active service had launched a man-hunt of the fleeing armed bandits with a view to arresting them and bringing them to justice.
In the same vain, Mister Oramalugo had since visited the families of the slained officers and condoled their families as they have since been buried according to Islamic rites.
While condemning the gruesome murder of Alhaji Kabiru Shehu and Abdullahi Muhammad both Customs inspectors urged members of the public to volunteer information to Customs on the movements of suspected smugglers and criminals.
He added that despite the attack and killing of their two officers in line of duty the command remains undeterred and battle-ready to confront smugglers and criminals lurking around the border.