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Customs Chief Serving In Abuja Allegedly Shoots Self Dead In Kano With Rifle

A Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Abdulwahab Magaji, has tragically taken his own life in Kano State, in his residence on Binta Street, Farm Estate area, Abuja

“Magaji, who was serving at the Abuja Customs NCS headquarters, reportedly shot himself with a pump-action gun at his residence in Kano a few days ago,”

“The motive behind his action remains unclear,”  but It quotes the Kano State Customs Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi Kiyawa, as confirming the incident and stating that “a full-scale investigation has been initiated.”

According to the source, the family of the deceased had raised the alarm that Magaji had shot himself with a rifle, prompting police officers to visit the scene of the incident.

The source added that when the police arrived at the scene, the victim was reportedly rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

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“Police officers dashed to the scene of the incident and took the victim to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where he was certified dead by the doctor on duty.”

The source added that the body of the deceased had been handed over to the family for burial, according to Islamic rites.

Meanwhile, efforts to get the reaction of the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, proved abortive as calls made to her line were not answered as of the time of filing this report.

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Similarly, the Customs National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, could not be reached for comments as his line was switched off, and messages sent to him were not responded to as of the time this report was filed.

Daily Sun.

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