RIVERS: Gunmen kill three custom officers, cart away rifles, two vans

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The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed the killing of three of its personnel by gunmen at a patrol base in Isiokpo – the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

The incident was confirmed on Sunday by the spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit; Mr Jerry Atta said the officers were attacked by armed men on Saturday night April, 24.

According to the spokesperson for Zone C, immediately after killing the security operatives the gunmen who are now at large 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.

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