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Customs CG condemns attack by smugglers, vows to apprehend killers of officer in Katsina

by Samson Echenim

The Comptrollers-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has said the agency is leaving no stone unturned in efforts to apprehend killers of Assistant II Auwal Haruna at the Gamji Makaho checkpoint in the Dankama area of Katsina State.

Haruna was killed in a brutal attack by criminals believed to be dare-devil smugglers on April 17, 2024.

In a May-Day statement on the unfortunate incident, development, the Customs CG said the agency was “resolute in its condemnation of such violent acts against its officers and men.”

The Customs boss said: “Violence against our officers is utterly unacceptable, and we will pursue every avenue to bring those responsible to justice. The safety of our personnel and the security of our borders remain paramount. We are committed to working with traditional rulers, government bodies, and sister agencies to combat this heinous crime against our personnel.”

Late Haruna

While extending his heartfelt condolences to the family of Auwal Haruna, Adeniyi assured that the Customs, in strict collaboration with other security agencies, was working to apprehend the killers of the late officer and ensure they face the full consequences of their wicked action.

Against all odds, the CGC reaffirmed the Service’s unwavering commitment to combating smuggling and other cross-border crimes.

According to Adeniyi, intelligence available to the service indicates that certain unpatriotic community members are harbouring suspected accomplices involved in this heinous crime.

“We implore these individuals to embrace patriotism by aligning with the law and refraining from condoning illegality. It is in the best interest of our communities and nation to collaborate with law enforcement agencies to root out criminal elements and ensure justice prevails,” the CGC assured.

The Customs boss further urged the public to join hands in the fight against smuggling.

“We implore the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities of these daredevil smugglers to the nearest customs formation. Together, we can create a safer environment for our officers and a more secure nation for all,” he said.



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