Smuggler kills customs officer, injures others in Jigawa


A suspect vehicle smuggler trying to bring a contraband car into Nigeria has ended up killing a customs officers and injured others.

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According to the report, the suspected smuggler hit the officers with the car in an attempt to escape arrest along Palace Road in Gumel local government area of Jigawa.

The officer killed was identified as Tunde Wasiu Abdul’Azez, he was knocked down while trying to block the suspect who was said to be driving a Volkswagen Golf car.

The two officers identified as Usman Abdul 32 years old and Adda’u Dahiru 29 years old were knocked off a motorcycle by the suspected smuggler along the road leading to Gumel.

Mr Danbaba said Tunde Wasiu died in the hospital, adding that the suspected smuggler also hit two persons who were on a motorcycle at Gidan Gawo quarters.

He said the two persons were receiving treatment at gumel hospital.

Mr Isa Danbaba, the spokesperson for Kano/ Jigawa custom area command said the smuggler are yet to be identified and no arrest had been made so far.

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