From Desmond Mgboh, Kano

A Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Abdulwahab Magaji, has committed suicide in Kano State.

Magaji, who, until his death, was serving in the  Abuja headquarters of the Service, reportedly shot himself with a pump action gun at his Farm Centre Quarters in Kano, a few days ago. The reason for his action was unknown at press time.

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While confirming the tragic incident, Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi Kiyawa, said the Command has flagged off full scale investigation into the reported case of suicide of the Customs officer.

In another development, the police have arrested one Mohamed Barde, alongside two others, over a gang-fight that led to the death of two people in the metropolis. The deceased, the police confirmed, included Sadiq Abdulkadir of Darmanawa Quarters and Muhammad Sani of Sallari Quarters. 

Muhammad Barde had organised a Gangi event for the upcoming wedding of his children. During the event, a group of thugs engaged in supremacy fights that resulted in the death of two people, injury to three others and damages to some innocent passerby’s motor vehicles, the PPRO held.