Armed bandits dislodge Customs in Katsina

Posted by Segun Olaniyan, Katsina | 31 December 2019 | 559 times

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A group of unrepentant armed bandits have allegedly dislodged officers of the Nigeria Customs Service NCS, at a checking point in Katsina.

A competent source disclosed that, the armed bandits chased away the customs officers from Solar check point few kilometers from Jibia town to commit their nefarious crime of aiding smugglers.

According to the source, the armed bandits even goes to the extent of serving as escorts to the smugglers to ferrying banned item into the state capital.

The source also revealed that, the customs officers stationed at the check point on sighting the dreaded bandits flee into the bush to escape been killed.

The bandits had established a point where they auctioned seized bags of rice by the customs officers to the members of the public at a token price of five thousand naira.

The fearless bandits usually after making big catch from the sales of the seized commodities organize parties for themselves before returning to their hideouts.

Theophilus Duniya, the Katsina customs Public Relations Officer, when contacted declined to make any comments. (Daily Independent)



Source: News Express

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