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Killers of our staff in Katsina must be arrested– Customs boss

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KATSINA- The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it will follow all legal means to ensure that the smugglers who brutally killed its operative in Katsina are arrested.

The Controller-General (C-G), Mr Bashir Adewale, gave the assurance when he visited the family of the deceased in Kayawa community, in Dutsi Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the suspected smugglers killed Auwal Haruna, a Customs Assistant ll, at Gamji Makaho checkpoint, Dankama in Kaita Local Government

The C- G was represented by the Controller, Katsina Command, Mr Muhammad Umar-Abubakar, accompanied by other Controllers from the Kaduna zone.

“Every of our  personnel is important to the service, therefore we will never allow the killers of Haruna to go free,’’ he vowed.

Adewale, however,  said the service would  ensure that the suspects were arrested and prosecuted accordingly, adding that the incident was painful and unforgettable.

He also prayed for the repose of the departed soul and assured his parents that NCS would  continue to be with them during their trying period.

Speaking, the Chairman, Dutsi Local Government Area, Alhaji Ado Rabe,  commended the delegation for the visit.

He described the death of Haruna as a great loss to the entire community, adding that Auwal was the only Customs personnel in the area.

Rabe appealed to the C-G to consider an offer  to another son of the community.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the father of the deceased burst into tears when asked to respond.

The delegation later visited the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq-Umar, for a similar condolence. (NAN)

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