Suspected smuggler kills Customs Officer in Kaduna

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A Customs Officer, Nasiru Yola has died after he was knocked down by a suspected smuggler along the Kaduna Zaria Highway.

The suspect was reportedly driving a Toyota Hilux Vehicle, 2021 model with registration number 12H 567 FG.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Customs Service, Kaduna State Command, ASC Mohammed Yusuf said the suspect knocked down the officers who died after sustaining grievous injuries.

The Customs Officer was reportedly on routine duty with other colleagues along the Zaria Kaduna highway, when the incident happened

He was taken to a hospital in Zaria where he died a few hours later due to injuries sustained.

The statement said the deceased had suspected the vehicle and flagged it down but the driver who refused to stop ran into him causing injuries.

The Customs PRO said the unfortunate incident took place along Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State

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