Customs officer killed, others injured as hoodlums attack team in Enugu


Some  unidentified hoodlums have killed a Customs officer while others sustained minor injuries during a routine patrol in Enugu

Customs National Public Relations Officer, DC Timi Bomodi, who confirmed this to SlyeNews, the incidence happened at Ozalla Community near Enugu by Four corner junction on Enugu/Port Harcourt expressway.

He said: “At about 1:30pm our officers on mobile patrol were descended upon by hoodlums who opened fire on them without provocation.

“In the fiery exchange that ensued, one of our officers succumbed to the cold hands of death, while others sustained minor injuries.

“Members of the public will recall that a similar fate befell our officers on the 25th of April 2021 along the Port Harcourt/Owerri Road axis. An incident which claimed three officers.

“This trend of unprovoked attacks by faceless cowards whose intention is to instill fear in the minds of law enforcement operatives shall not go unpunished. Neither will it dampen the resolve of officers and men from carrying out their statutory functions.

“Our prayers go out to the family of the deceased officer whose sacrifice is deeply appreciated and held in high esteem. To those wounded, the Service promises to stand by them on their journey to recovery and the full restoration of health,” he said.

Bomodi implored all well-meaning citizens to continue to support the efforts of the Nigeria Customs Service as it strive towards contributing its quota in building a robust economy sustained by free and fair trade under enabling laws.

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