Mob kills Katsina Customs officer

Mob kills Katsina Customs officer 

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An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Katsina State Command  was killed on Wednesday morning by a mob in Kaita Local Government Area of the State.

Eyewitnesses revealed that  the deceased allegedly fired gunshots into a moving truck loaded with goods and passengers, killing one of the occupants of the vehicle, at Dankama border community, along the Katsina-Kaita road.

The Eyewitnesses revealed “The vehicle loaded with goods and passengers was moving from Katsina town to Dankama when they were ordered to stop by Customs officials.

“But the driver did not stop immediately  following which one of the Customs officials fired some shots with his gun at the moving vehicle. 

“A bullet struck one of the passengers in the hips and he bagan to bleed profusely. The driver of the vehicle then stopped the vehicle.

“When the passengers saw that one of them had been shot, they all came down and accosted the customs officials. They were able to identify the official who fired the shots. 

“An argument followed and the passengers descended on the Customs official and beat him to death while his colleagues fled the scene.”

The Katsina Customs Public Relations Officer, Tahir Balarabe confirmed the incident.

He said  “A mob action at one of our outposts led to the killing of the Customs official.”

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