Breaking: Tears Flow as Customs Officer Shot By Bandits Dies in Hospital

Breaking: Tears Flow as Customs Officer Shot By Bandits Dies in Hospital

  • In what could be described as bad news, the life of a customs officer with the Federal Operations Unit has been shortlived
  • This is so as bandits carried out a deadly attack at Rigachikun Community of Igabi LGA of Kaduna state, his residence and shot at him
  • The development although has been confirmed by the spokesperson for the FOU but six persons were kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed destination

A Customs officer identified simply as ASCll Mohammed Maradun, with the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone B, Kaduna, has been killed by bandits.

Daily Trust reports that armed men had invaded his residence at Rigachikun Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Six persons, including a bride-to-be, were abducted in the attack while the deceased sustained a gunshot injury.

Breaking: Tears Flow as Customs Officer Shot By Bandits Dies In Hospital
The customs boss, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) would be saddened by this development. Photo credit: NCustom Oladele Blessing, Africa Daily
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However, he died while undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital.

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Contacted the FOU Chief Public Relations officer (CPRO), M.A Magaji confirmed the death of the victim, saying his corpse will be transported to his home state of Zamfara for burial later on Thursday.

Divine justice: 25 ISWAP terrorists drown in Lake Chad during unbearable military raid

In another development, nemesis caught up with not less than 25 insurgents of the Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) when they drowned around the Marte axis of Lake Chad in the northeast on Thursday, February 3.

This happened when the terrorists attempted to escape aerial bombardments from military fighter jets and Super Tucano of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the area.

Buhari's govt uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors

Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and ISWAP.

Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with insurgency.

Even more, the minister disclosed that the agency had identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.


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