Customs, Army repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe Office, loses officer

By Deborah Hassan

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Army have thwarted an attack on the Customs Office in Geidam town, Yobe State.

A statement by the Chief Superintendent of Customs, National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, on Sunday, October 22, disclosed that during the encounter, a 40-year-old Assistant Superintendent of Customs II Ahmed Usman, born on April 2, 1983, was caught by the bullet of the assailants and lost his life.

“A dedicated NCS member since February 24, 2009, tragically paid the ultimate sacrifice. He hailed from Pindiga Town, Akko Local Government Area in Gombe State, leaving behind a grieving wife and five children, three boys and two girls,” the statement said.

“The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, alongside the entire NCS fraternity, extends heartfelt condolences to the family of ASC II Ahmed Usman, the NCS Borno/Yobe Area Command, and the Government of Gombe State for the loss of this heroic and devoted individual in the line of duty,” it addee.

Furthermore, the CGC expressed gratitude for the unwavering solidarity and cooperation extended to the NCS by the Nigerian Army, Sister Agencies, and the good people of Yobe State under the leadership of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor.

He emphasised the crucial role of community engagement in the shared pursuit of safety and security, urging all citizens to contribute to these collective endeavours actively.



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