Customs has confirmed the killing of three of its personnel at a patrol base in Rivers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed that three of its personnel were killed by gunmen at their patrol base in Rivers State.

Spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit, Mr Jerry Atta disclosed that the officers were attacked by armed men on Saturday night April, 24, at a patrol base in Isiokpo – the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

He added that after killing the security operatives, the gunmen went away with an Ak-47 rifle and two Toyota Hilux vans belonging to the service.

Atta who blamed the killing of the security operatives on armed smugglers whose businesses have been frustrated by the customs in recent times said a thorough investigation would be carried out to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and to unravel the motive of the assailants.

Curled: LIB

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