Customs official allegedly shot dead rice smuggler in Katsina
Men of the Nigerian Customs in Katsina has allegedly shot dead an alleged rice smuggler simply identified as Dahiru while trying to evade arrest in the early hours of Friday.
Dahiru, a 30-year-old man, according to our sources before his death was a resident of Dutsin Safe Lowcost residential area and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
According to an eye witness, customs officials trailed the alleged smuggler along the Katsina-Jibia road with speed but he later decided to park the car loaded with the smuggled rice and tried to run before he was shot severally to death in close range.
However, several calls put through to the Customs public relations officer in the state was not successful as at press time.