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4 Customs officers arrested over attempt on commissioner’s life


By Our Correspondent

Katsina police have arrested four Customs officers over shooting of vehicles in the convoy of the state commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo.

Our Correspondent gathered that some Customs officers on Tuesday shut at the official vehicle of the commissioner who was on his way from Mai’adua to the state capital, Katsina.

A reliable source at the command confirmed the arrest of the trigger happy Customs officers who make attempt on the life of the commissioner.

The source disclosed that the arrested officers could not provide explanation on why they abandoned their duty post along Katsina-Kaita road and relocated to Daura-Katsina road.

It was similarly gathered that it was the commissioner who personally lodge complaint against the officers who make attempt on his life.

It could also be recalled that one month back some Customs officers allegedly driving recklessly crushed to death 10 people along Jibia- Jibia- road.

The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has seriously tongue lashed the Customs on the manner they are recklessly killing people in the state

The governor also threatened to drag the agency to court over the Jibia killing.

Our Correspondent gathered that the Katsina Custom command has set-up a committee to investigate the shooting.



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