A Customs officer in Jigawa State has been killed by hoodlums and injured one other in Ringim local government area of the state, the police have confirmed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital, said the hoodlums attacked the officers while on routine patrol at Kyarama village on Sunday and opened fire on them.

“On October 25, 2020, the police in Ringim LGA received a report that some Customs officers, while on patrol at Kyarama village, were attacked by armed hoodlums, while one of the officers was shot dead and another critically injured.

It was also suspected that two of the officers’ service rifles were carted away by the hoodlums,” Jinjiri said.

According to him, the police are making effort to trace and apprehend the suspects while the investigation into the incident was ongoing.