The PUNCH reports that a suspected smuggler shot down a customs official while on official duty in the Zaria area of Kaduna state.
This was announced on Friday by the Nigerian customs service in a statement entitled “The suspected smuggler shoots down the customs officer on duty”.
The statement read: “A Nigeria customs officer while on official duty was shot down by a smuggler carrying a suspected smuggled Toyota Hilux Vehicle 2021 model with registration number 12H 567 FG (Ministry of Health).
“The unfortunate event occurred around Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic University, Zaria, in the state of Kaduna, when officers tried to stop it. In an attempt by the driver to escape, he shot down one of the officers in the process.
“The injured officer was rushed to a nearby hospital, Dan Magaji, in Zaria and received first aid treatment before being transferred to a government hospital for further treatment.”