Attacks By Hoodlums Won’t Weaken Operations, Custom Controller Vows

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File photo: 102 different types of Guns and ammunition recovered from suspected bandits in Sokoto state to the state police command.

By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse


Area Controller of Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command, Controller Nasir Ahmed has vowed that no any amount of intimidation, nor attacks will weaken their operations, instead they will remain focused to discharge effective service delivery to the nation.


A statement issued and signed by the Command’s spokesman, Abdullahi Lagos, said that the Controller stated this while making comments  over the recent attacks on the officers of the command by unknown persons suspected to be bandits along Ringim-Kano axis, expressing sadness over the loss of a diligent officer.

He described the attack as an unpatriotic act, aimed at distracting the command from its resolve to ensure that nothing can be negatively effect the well being of Nigerians.


It would be recalled that on Sunday October 25, 2020,  officers of the Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command  Roving Team ‘B’ were returning  to the Command’s headquarters when  at about 04:45 hours, they were  attacked  along Ringim axis, Kano-Hadejia Road in Jigawa State by armed men, suspected to be bandits.

As a result of the attack, one of the officers, Inspector of Customs, JD Dadut was shot and killed, and another officer, Assistant Inspector of Customs, ZR Saleh sustained gun shot injuries. Two AK47 riffles belonging to the deceased and wounded officers were  carted away by the armed men.

The unfortunate incident was immediately reported to the Divisional Police Station, Ringim,  Jigawa State for  appropriate action(s).

Meanwhile, the wounded officer is responding to treatment at a medical facility. 


Contacted, the Police spokesman, SP Abdul Jinjiri confirmed the incidence, and assured that the police are on top of the incidence for investigations.


Meanwhile, the police  in Jigawa State has disloged some hoodlums whom were suspected to  have blocked Chai-Chai to Dutse road on rubbery mission.

The Police discovered that the hoodlums had abandoned a motorcycle they robbed from one Danliti Sama’ila.

They also left the same Danliti in his pool of blood.

To this end, the Police took the victim to hospital for treatment, at the same time, recovered the motorcycle.

Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects, and investigation is in progress.

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