Gunmen kidnapped a Customs officer in Taraba and shot a police officer dead

Gunmen kidnapped a Customs officer in Taraba and shot a police officer dead
Gunmen kidnapped a Customs officer in Taraba and shot a police officer dead

An officer of the Nigerian police was killed in Jalingo while a senior customs officer was abducted.

On Thursday morning, around 2am, the gunmen reportedly entered the residence of a customs officer identified as Abbas Bello.

It was reported that they engaged policemen in a gun duel, which led to the death of a sergeant.

According to reports, a police inspector was also injured.

Sergeant Ogedi Habu was identified as the officer who was killed, while inspector Ibrahim Joseph was identified as the one who was injured.

The state police commissioner, Abimbola Sokoya, visited the family of the abducted custom officer, according to a police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Usman.

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