By Uzair Adam Imam
Operatives of Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) have reportedly shot two people who attempted to obstruct their operations in Ringim LGA of Jigawa State.
The incident took place Saturday evening when enraged youths attempted to prevent the joint border patrol team from conducting an operation in the area.
The Jigawa State Police Spokesperson, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the development to journalists in the state, adding that during the operation, many bags of foreign rice were recovered.
He added that the “village youths had gathered and attempted to stop the officers from carrying out the operation.
“As a result, the officers fired some bullets at the protesters, and two people were shot and injured,” he stated.
Consequently, the victims were taken to Gabasawa Hospital in Kano State for medical attention.
This incident comes few days after a number of shops and houses were destroyed and some residents injured in Babura Local Government as a result of a border drill carried out by custom officers which was reported to have caused gas explosion along the Niger/Nigeria border.
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