The PUNCH reports that a suspected smuggler knocked down a Customs officer while on official duty in the Zaria area of Kaduna State.
This was announced by the Nigerian Customs Service on Friday in a statement titled, ‘Suspected Smuggler Knocks Down Customs Officer on Duty.’
The statement read, “An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service while on official duty was knocked down by a smuggler conveying a suspected smuggled Toyota Hilux Vehicle 2021 model with registration number 12H 567 FG (Ministry of Health).
“The unfortunate event took place around Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State when the Officers tried to flag him down. In an attempt by the driver to escape, he knocked down one of the officers in the process.
“The injured officer was rushed to a nearby hospital, Dan Magaji, in Zaria and was given first aid treatment before being moved to a government hospital for further treatment.”