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Unknown gunman kills customs officer at Lagos port

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A yet to be identified gunman has attacked and killed one Aliyu Adamu, a Customs officer attached to the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) last week.

Investigations revealed that the officer was on his way home after the close of work when he was accosted by some men at the second gate of the Tin-Can port.

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Confirming the development, the Command’s Public Relation officer, Mr. Uche Ejieseme told reporters that the late Adamu was until his death attached to the Ashaye exit gate.

Ejieseme said the late Ashaye was attacked last Thursday at about 10PM on his way home.

The Command spokesman also said that it was not clear whether the killing was an act of armed robbery and assassination

According to him, the officer was blocked while on a bike around National Filling station close to Tin-Can.

The officer, Ejieseme said had a little scuffle with the assailants while they tempted to snatch his back pack.

In Ejieseme’s words: “On December 22, 2016, an officer named A. D. Aliyu was attacked by unidentified gunman, on his way home after close of work.

“The matter has been reported to the Trinity Police Station and his remains has been transported to Katsina and buried according to Islamic rites.”

Investigations is however ongoing into the case.