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Katsina threatens legal action against Customs for killing 10 residents

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The Katsina State Government has threatened legal action against the Nigeria Customs Service after 10 residents were killed during a border drill operation in Jibia.

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The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari revealed this in a statement by his Director-General on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi condemning the frequent killing of innocent residents in the State by the Nigeria Customs Service.

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The statement read in part: “The governor condemns in the strongest term the oft-recurring senseless killings of citizens through reckless driving by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service. Government will henceforth not condone any more of such incidents again.

“Government is considering instituting legal action against the Nigerian Customs Service so that it may serve as a deterrent against a future occurrence of these fatal incidents which have assumed a frightening regularity in the state.”

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He warned that the government would not fold its arms while law-abiding citizens are killed with impunity by reckless government agents who are supposed to protect them.

The governor further warned that the state government would henceforth not condone any more of such incidents again in the state.

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The governor, however, extended his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and those who sustained injuries.

Masari’s position, it was gathered, was based on the recent killing of eight persons, which has risen to 10, who were run over by operatives of the Nigerian Customs border drill in Jibia Local Government on August 9, 2021.

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The governor, while extending his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and those who sustained injuries, warned the government would not fold its arm while law-abiding citizens are killed by government agents who are supposed to protect them.

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