Border closure: Nigerian Customs kills notorious rice smugglers’ informant in Jigawa

Border closure: Nigerian Customs kills notorious rice smugglers’ informant in Jigawa

- Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has killed a notorious informant to smugglers in Jigawa

- The wanted informant, Tasiu Muhammed, was known to be conversant with illegal routes in both Katsina and Jigawa

- Muhammed, the officers said, always leaked information on the surveillance of the NCS along border lines

A wanted informant to rice smugglers in Nigeria-Niger border, Tasiu Muhammed in Babura town of Jigawa, has been killed by officials of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)

Personnel of the NCS revealed that Muhammed, who was familiar with illegal routes in Katsina and Jigawa, gave the service a tough time in carrying out the federal government's order of total border closure, Daily Trust reports.

This was as the deceased, according to the officials, was in the act of disclosing illegal routes to the smugglers.

Muhammed's death has been confirmed by the police commissioner in the state, Bala Zama, in his briefing to journalists in Dutse.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the service had announced the total closure of all land borders in the country.

The NCS said that this order by the federal government meant that there was a complete ban on the importation of all illegal goods into the nation.

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