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We’ll no longer condone senseless killings by Customs: Gov. Masari

Customs officials killed eight persons via reckless driving in Katsina earlier in the week.

• August 14, 2021
Aminu Masari
Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has condemned the recurring killings of innocent citizens through reckless driving by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in the state.

Mr Masari, on Friday, in a statement released by Abdu Labaran, his spokesman, in Katsina, said he would no longer condone such senseless killings.

The governor’s warning came in the wake of the recent death of eight people, who were crushed by operatives of the NCS driving recklessly in pursuit of suspected smugglers in Jibia Lacal Government, last Monday.

Mr Masari extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and those who sustained injuries, warning that the government would no longer fold its arms to watch law abiding citizens killed by government agents who are supposed to be protecting them.

“The state government is considering legal action against the NCS to serve as a deterrent against future occurrence of the fatal incident” Mr Masari said.

(NAN)

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