The Nigeria Customs Service Niger Area Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of two officers of the command by armed gunmen while on duty.
Abba Kassim, Comptroller of Customs in charge of Niger/Kogi Area Command, made the disclosure this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna.
According to Mr Kassim, at 10 p.m. on December 12, a team of patrol officers were attacked by armed bandits along the Lokoja-Okene road.
He said the attack resulted in the death of two officers, Assistant Superintendent of Customs, S. Ohiremen, and Assistant Superintendent of Customs Two, S.M. Omale.
Mr Kassim added that another officer, Deputy Superintendent of Customs, H.I. Oladapo, sustained a gunshot injury.
“The injured officer was quickly moved to Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, for medical attention.
“We are pained by the sad development and share in the grief of losing fellow officers, colleagues, brothers, husbands and fathers.
“We will continue to work with other sister agencies in identifying the armed bandits in connection to the attack on our officers.
“Anyone found guilty will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Mr Kassim said.(NAN)