The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced that, with timely support from the Nigerian Army, they successfully repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on their facility in Geidam, Yobe State. According to a statement released on Sunday by the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, it was confirmed that the NCS lost an officer in the confrontation.
The statement highlighted that in a courageous stand against suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigeria Customs Service, with prompt assistance from the Nigerian Army, thwarted an attack on the Customs Office in Geidam, Yobe State, demonstrating unwavering bravery and resilience in the face of the state’s adversaries.
Tragically, during this ordeal, Assistant Superintendent of Customs II Ahmed Usman, who was born on April 2, 1983, and had been a dedicated member of the NCS since February 24, 2009, paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The statement also mentioned that Comptroller General Adewale Adeniyi appreciated the cooperation from sister security agencies and expressed condolences to the family of the fallen officer. He affirmed that the service remains steadfast in ensuring adequate security at the country’s borders.
The deceased officer, who was from Pindiga Town in Akko Local Government Area in Gombe State, is survived by his grieving wife and five children, including three boys and two girls.
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