Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has condemned the “recurring senseless” killing of citizens through reckless driving by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS.
This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Director-General Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, obtained by Daily Trust.
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In the statement, the governor warned that the government would henceforth not condone any more of such incidents.
“The Governor’s position comes in the wake of the recent death of eight people who were run over by an operative of the Nigerian Customs Service driving an official vehicle in Jibia Local Government on Monday, August 9, 2021.
“The Governor, while extending his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and those who sustained injuries, warned that the government would not fold its arm while law-abiding citizens are killed with impunity by reckless government agents who are supposed to protect them,” the statement read in part.
The governor said the government was considering instituting legal action against the NCS; “so that it may serve as a deterrent against a future occurrence of these fatal incidents, which have assumed a frightening regularity in the State,” it added.