- Bello Masari, the Katsina governor, has berated the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over incessant killings in the state
- The governor said that he would be left with no option than to drag the Customs Service to court if the killing is not stopped
- According to him, his government would no longer tolerate the killing of innocent people of the state by the Customs
Katsina, Katsina - Following the killing of 10 residents during a border drill operation in the Jibia area of Katsina state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari, has threatened legal action against the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The Nation reports that Masari, in a statement by his director-general media, Abdulabaran Malumfashi, condemned the frequent killing of innocent residents in the state by the NCS.
Legit.ng gathered that Masari noted that his government would henceforth not condone any more of such incidents again.
Killings of innocent people can no longer be tolerated in Katsina
The statement said:
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“The governor condemns in the strongest term the oft-recurring senseless killings of citizens through reckless driving by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service.
‘’Government is considering instituting legal action against the Nigerian Customs Service so that it may serve as a deterrent against a future occurrence of these fatal incidents which have assumed a frightening regularity in the state.’’
Premium Times also reports that Masari’s position was based on the recent killing of eight persons, which has risen to 10, who were run over by operatives of the Customs border drill in Jibia local government on Monday, August 9, 2021.
The governor, however, warned the government would not fold its arm while law-abiding citizens are killed by government agents who are supposed to protect them.
Customs officers intercept foreign currencies in baby diapers at Kano Airport
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that officers of the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) arrested a suspect who smuggled into the country some foreign cash hidden in diapers.
It was reported that using intelligence, the NCS operatives intercepted the criminal at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state.
According to the area commander, Comptroller Suleiman Umar, the officers seized $184,800 and 1,723,310 Saudi Riyal from the smuggler on Thursday, June 17.
Umar made this disclosure on Thursday, July 1, during a media briefing after which the cash was handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state.