Suspected bandits have killed an officer attached to the Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, IgbereTV reports.
Garba Nasiru, who was an Assistant Superitendent of Customs, was killed at a checkpoint in Dan Arau village along the Katsina/Jibiya Highway on Friday, October 2.
It was gathered that security operatives retrieved his corpse from the bandits after a gun battle. The late officer had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
The Spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah confirmed the incident but did not give details.
“Yes, the incident was true; bandits killed a customs officer at the Dan Arau village checkpoint but approach the customs for details.” he said.
Meanwhile a relative of the deceased identified as Idris Adamu has taken to Facebook to mourn his death.
Idris Adamu wrote:
“I lost my Uncle,Nasiru Garba . Untill his death he works with the Nigeria Custom Service.He was killed by armed bandits on his duty post in Katsina State . Please friends and relatives your prayers are needed for God to forgive him and bless him with Aljana.Rest on my generous unlce.You are good to all .”
I lost my Uncle,Nasiru Garba . Untill his death he works with the Nigeria Custom Service.He was killed by armed bandits…