Customs Orders Probe Into Katsina Border Town ‘Accident’

August 12, 2021
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The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hamed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has ordered an investigation into the Katsina border town accident involving one of its vehicles which claimed eight lives on Monday.

A statement by the spokesman of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), DC Joseph Attah, says the service is deeply saddened by the accident and will prevent a reoccurrence of such incidence.

“The Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and the entire staff of Nigeria Customs Service are deeply saddened by the unfortunate operation accident that resulted in the death of fellow Nigerians and injuries to others.

“Even though human actions cannot always keep society accident-free, the CGC has already directed a holistic investigation into the incident with a view to preventing a reoccurrence of this unfortunate accident in the future.

“As a responsible Government Agency, we are mindful of the duty of care imposed upon us to ensure the safety of our citizens”, he said.

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The incident occurred when officers attached to the Border Drill Patrol followed a vehicle suspected to have been loaded with contraband.

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