Customs Says 3 Operatives Lost, Many Injured In October 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

Three operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service were shot dead while unspecified numbers of others sustained varying degrees of injuries as some unscrupulous hoodlums suspected to be smugglers resorted to unleashing mayhem on customs personnel, within one month in the fight against smuggling activities.

Spokesman of the Service Comptroller Joseph Attah, said, “The Service within the month of October 2021, lost 3 operatives with many sustaining serious injuries”

Attah, urged the public to rise against smugglers’ increasing tendency to resort to violence to pull through their criminal acts.

“Those who support criminality by either physically attacking our Operatives or pushing narratives that strengthen smugglers are enemies of State and should be seen as such, no matter their claim of “defending fellow Citizens”

“We refuse to be intimidated by these merchants of violence. We remain focused on the job of ensuring that NOTHING that is capable of compromising National security and economy is allowed entry or exit” Attah stated.

The Service urged well meaning Nigerians not to be distracted by this selective “concern” for human life and continue to support the Service to serve the Country better.

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