The Nigeria Customs Service has confirmed that two of its officials; an Inspector and a Customs Assistant servicing have been abducted by unknown bandits at the Dan-Bedi Checkpoint located along Mallamawa Danbedi axis in Jibia, Katsina.
According to witnesses, the Customs officers were abducted on Wednesday morning along with an unspecified number of unsuspecting travellers on the Jibia – Batsari highway.
The bandits riding on motorcycles reportedly arrived at the customs checkpoint, overpowered the officers and disappeared with them into a nearby forest.
Joseph Attah, Customs service spokesman, also confirmed the incident saying the abducted officers were attached to the Federal Operation Unit Zone ”B” Command.
Attah further explained that all effort is in place to rescue the men and the other civilians.