Suspected car smuggler kill customs officer in Kebbi

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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Kebbi Area Command, has confirmed the killing of one of its personnel, Aminu Abdullahi, by a suspected car smuggler in Yauri Local Government Area of the state.

ASC Mubarak Mustapha, the Spokesperson of the Service, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi.

Mustapha said: “The NSC, Kebbi Area Command, has commiserated with the family of one officer, Aminu Abdullahi, who was killed by a suspected car smuggler in the line of duty.

“The incident took place on July 13, at about 4:00 am, when a 2015 Toyota Corolla model with chassis no: 2TBURHE3FC456204 rammed into the victim along Tamac Road, Yauri Local Government Area of the state”.

Mustapha said the officer was rushed to General Hospital, Yauri, for immediate medical attention, after receiving proper first aid.

He added, “He was later transferred to Wamakko Orthopaedic Hospital in Wamakko LGA of Sokoto State.

“Unfortunately, he gave up the ghost this morning after responding to treatment during the night.”

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