The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) last night gave its version of the incident that happened in Jibia, Katsina State which led to the death of q 14-year-old boy, Mushin Ibrahim.
Our attention has been drawn to the devastating loss of a young life in the Jibia Border Area of Katsina State on Saturday, February 3, 2024. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the innocent teenager whose life was tragically cut short.
In a statement by Abdullahi Maiwada, a Chief Superintendent of Customs and National Public Relations Officer, Said “It is pertinent to address the misinformation circulating in the media regarding the reported killing of the teenager by a reckless driver of a J5 vehicle. The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, headquartered in Kaduna, covers 10 states plus the FCT, including Katsina, where the Jibia border is situated.”
Speaking on behalf of the comptroller general of customs, Maiwada said, “We wish to clarify that our operatives neither drove the J5 vehicle nor intercepted it during the reported incident, contrary to some press allegations of the involvement of our Officers.
“Preliminary reports suggest that the J5 vehicle was transporting soya beans, and the driver is currently in Police custody pending further investigation.”