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Breaking: An officer is killed when Boko Haram attacks a customs house

One officer, Usman Gombe, was killed when suspected Boko Haram militants raided a customs house in Geidam town, Geidam LGA, Yobe State

According to information obtained by Daily Trust, the rebels opened fire at around 10 p.m. on Saturday after breaking into the customs house along Maine Soroa Road in a Volkswagen Golf and a Land Rover

When they were certain that the customs officers had left for the day, they attacked. The officers scrambled for cover as the gunfire erupted, with some going through the gate and others climbing the fence

A security source informed our correspondent that “unfortunately, one of the officers, Usman Gombe, was shot dead while attempting to climb the fence”

According to him, the attackers also set fire to a generator, a portion of the customs house building, and the customs patrol truck

“The Boko Haram militants are killing customs officers for the second time. The rebels kidnapped and executed an officer named Babalola and his junior officer last month, he claimed

The town’s residents informed our correspondent that Boko Haram rebels had been more active lately in the area surrounding Geidam

A few kilometers outside of the town, they collect taxes from farmers and herdsmen, but no one seems to be taking action

Rather, the security personnel moved more than 17 checkpoints inside the town and imposed taxes on vendors who used the same route to transport goods. This town is challenging for us,” one of the merchants claimed

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