Yobe facility reacts to customs as Boko Haram strikes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said that its personnel in Geidam, Yobe State, successfully repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists with the help of timely reinforcement from the Nigerian Army.

CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, released a statement on Sunday confirming the death of an officer.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), with reinforcements from the Nigerian Army at the right time, successfully repelled an attack on the Customs Office in Geidam town, Yobe State, showing unflinching bravery and tenacity in the face of the state’s enemies.

Assistant Superintendent of Customs II Ahmed Usman, born April 2, 1983, and a dedicated NCS worker since February 24, 2009, unfortunately lost his life in this encounter, according to the statement.

Adewale Adeniyi, the country’s comptroller general, was quoted as saying in a statement that while the service mourns the loss of its member, it is committed to providing for the safety of the nation’s borders.

Pindiga Town, Akko Local Government Area, Gombe State was home to the dead service member’s family. He was survived by his wife and their three boys and two girls.

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