Boko Haram reportedly abducts three Nigerian customs officers

Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday reportedly abducted three officers of the Nigeria Customs Services during an attack on Geidam, a town in Yobe State near the Nigerian border with Niger Republic.

The insurgents had attacked the town late Tuesday evening.

Security sources told Premium Times that they took away the officers after driving into the town through the Geidam -Maine–Sorowa road.

The officers were stationed at a checkpoint on the road when the insurgents swooped on them, a source said.

The source revealed that the officers were posted from the zonal command of the Customs in Bauchi to Yobe at the border.

“What happened is very unfortunate because some of our personnel got the information of the attack and left the area but those three officers we learnt did not get the information early,”

“By the time they were trying to leave, the insurgents had closed in on them and took them away,” the source, a Customs officer, told our correspondent but asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to journalists.

The police spokesperson in the state, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the Tuesday attack on Geidam.

Mr Abdulkarim said no casualty was recorded in the attack but the terrorists burnt an ambulance of the General Hospital, Geidam, and looted a shop.

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