Customs Officers Shoot Men For Allegedly Smuggling Rice

There was pandemonium on Tuesday at Tuma District in Katsina following the shooting of some suspected rice smugglers by men of Katsina Command of Nigeria Customs Service on.

Three traders: Aminu Ibrahim, Aliyu Burka and Abdul Rabe sustained varying degrees of injuries during the incident.

Sources said the three men were in the same vehicle driven by Rabe.

Findings by Northern City News showed that as they were approaching Katsina, they ran into the customs officers, who allegedly opened fire on them, injuring them in the process.

Rabe was the most hit as he had his intestines punctured by bullets and was in a critical stage at a private hospital in Katsina.

Aminu was injured on the leg and the thigh while Aliyu sustained injury on his hand.

The duo were treated at the General Hospital, Katsina on Tuesday and discharged.

The Katsina/Kaduna Command Comptroller, Mohammad Tanko, however, said the smugglers got confused when they were rounded up by his men and “started hitting themselves as they tried to run.”

“We were able to apprehend all the seven vehicles loaded with smuggled rice’’, he added, but denied any killing or shooting.


  1. Does it mean without shooting they can't stop them.

  2. Who do we believe now, now lets hear from the houses mouth, smugglers, pls tell us your own version of the story. Criminals versus legal criminals

  3. if he is denying the shooting how did they get bullet wounds..nigerian paramilitary never willing to admit there faults or mistakes..nawa

  4. Good for him. They are the one who does not want this country to be better

  5. Oladimeji Seun07 April, 2017 19:41

    This is bad, how can they be using their arms anyhow without caution


Please keep your comments clean always. Thank you!