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Bandits kill one Customs officer at Katsina checkpoint

Suspected terrorists have reportedly attacked a joint security checkpoint mounted close to the 35 Battalion of the Nigerian Army along Katsina- Jibia Road on Thursday, killing a Customs officer in the process.

It could be recalled that three days ago, the terrorists also killed a police inspector, Idris Musa and burnt his car around Makera Quarters, Kwakware Community along Katsina-Jibia Road.

A source confirmed that the armed motorcycle-riding terrorists, numbering over 40, attacked the checkpoint at about 2:00 am on Thursday.

The hoodlums suspected to be from the camp of “Solar” the terror kingpin killed recently was said to have held sway for over 30 minutes during which they killed the customs officer identified as Abu Abbo and also went away with his rifle.

According to the source, the firepower of the terrorists was by far superior to that of the security forces manning the checkpoint.

“I am sure that these terrorists were here just to test ground on how best to enter the newly established Katsina Correctional Service building that’s directly facing the Katsina Army Barracks,“ the source said.

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