Customs officer dies as bandits attack checkpoint in Katsina

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Customs officer dies as bandits attack checkpoint in Katsina

Bandits numbering over 40 on Thursday attacked a joint security checkpoint mounted close to the 35 Battalion of the Nigerian Army along Katsina- Jibia Road, killing a Customs officer.

A security source who spoke with Channels Television on the phone said that the hoodlums stormed the area at about 2:00 am, riding on motorbikes with sophisticated weapons.

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During the operation, which lasted for about 30 minutes, the group allegedly belonging to a notorious Sokoto State bandit kingpin, Solar, killed the Customs officer, Abbo, an indigene of Benue State.

“The terrorists also carted away the rifle attached to the deceased officer.

“I am sure that these terrorists were here just to test ground on how best to enter the newly established Katsina Correctional Service building that’s directly facing the Katsina Army Barracks.

“The firepower of the terrorists is superior to that of the whole security personnel mounting the checkpoint,” the source said.