Customs confirm killing of three of its personnel in Rivers state
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed that three of its personnel were killed by gunmen in Rivers State.
Mr Jerry Atta, the spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit, said the officers were attacked by armed men on Saturday night April, 24, at a patrol base in Isiokpo – the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
He added that after killing the security operatives, the gunmen went away with an Ak-47 rifle and two Toyota Hilux vans belonging to the service.
Atta who blamed the killing of the security operatives on armed smugglers whose businesses have been frustrated by the customs in recent times, said a thorough investigation would be carried out to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and to unravel the motive of the assailants.
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