Five feared killed as Nigeria custom officials chase rice smugglers in Katsina OpenCategory: Public Protest
Time: 09 Aug 21, 09:02PM
Address: Jibia Central Mosque, Jibia, Nigeria
Reported by: Saliu Juliana
A protest broke out on Monday in Jibia, Katsina State, over the killing of five residents as Customs officials chased rice smugglers in the area. Many other victims sustained injuries in the accident and are receiving treatment at a local health facility. Officials ran into a gathering while chasing the suspected rice smugglers, killing five persons and injuring many others. They were chasing rice smugglers at high speed. Their vehicle lost control and killed at least five persons, which prompted violent protests by the residents. The customs vehicle was vandalised by the angry protesters.