Suspected Bandits Abduct 4 Customs Officers In Katsina

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Four officers of the Nigeria Customs have been abducted by bandits at the Dan-Bedi Checkpoint located along Mallamawa Danbedi axis in Jibia, Katsina, a town the of Niger.

Some residents in the area told Channels Television that the officers were abducted on Wednesday morning along with an unspecified of unsuspecting travellers on the Jibia – Batsari highway.

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According to one of the residents, the bandits riding on motorcycles arrived at the checkpoint, overpowered the officers and disappeared with them into a nearby forest.

“The bandits in their numbers riding on motorcycles, arrived at the checkpoint, overpowered the officers, seized their weapons and finally fired gunshots sporadically into the air thereby disappearing with them into nearby forest popularly known as ‘Rugu’.”

As at the time of this report, the spokesperson of the state command of the Nigeria Customs was yet to confirm the incidence after promising that he will confirm it after hearing from the office.

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