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Terrorists killed an assistant superintendent of customs, Ahmed Usman, when they attacked “Customs House”

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Terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram killed an assistant superintendent of customs, Ahmed Usman, when they attacked “Customs House” in Geidam town of Yobe State on Saturday.

“Customs House” is the office of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in Geidam, a local government area which is the farthest northern part of Yobe State.

The NCS confirmed the attack and killing of its officer in what it called a “formidable threat” to the airport-attacked office.

“In a valiant stand against suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), with timely reinforcement from the Nigerian Army, thwarted an attack on the Customs Office in Geidam town, Yobe State, demonstrating unwavering courage and resilience against the enemies of the state.

“The Customs Office faced a formidable threat but was bravely defended, safeguarding the facility and the families of fellow officers and men,” the NCS in a statement by its spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, said.

The statement, which was made available through the NCS official X (Twitter) handle, said Mr Usman was killed while trying to repel the attack.

“During this harrowing encounter, Assistant Superintendent of Customs II, Ahmed Usman, born on 2 April 1983, and a dedicated NCS member since 24 February 2009, tragically paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“He hailed from Pindiga Town, Akko Local Government Area in Gombe State, leaving behind a grieving wife and five children – three boys and two girls,” the statement added.

Mr Maiwada said the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale, has extended his “heartfelt” condolences to the family of the deceased officer.

“He emphasised the crucial role of community engagement in the shared pursuit of safety and security, urging all citizens to contribute to these collective endeavours actively,” Mr Maiwada said.

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