Six feared killed as Nigeria customs officials chase rice smugglers in Katsina

Six people have now been confirmed dead and over 20 others injured after a Hilux van of the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into people by a roadside in Jibia town of Katsina State in the early hours of today.

Scene of the incident. #UramahMediaTeam

Jibia is on the Nigerian border with Niger Republic and many of its residents engage in cross-border trades.The accident occurred while some customers officers were pursuing a J5 Peugeot bus they suspected was involved in rice smuggling. “The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran into people standing by the roadside” a resident of the town, Almustapha Danye, said.“Six people died immediately while the injured were taken to a hospital in Jibia.

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