In a display of remarkable bravery and determination, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), with prompt support from the Nigerian Army, successfully repelled an assault on the Customs Office in Geidam town, Yobe State. This resolute action demonstrated the unwavering courage and resilience of the NCS in the face of threats to the nation’s security.
According to an official statement signed by the Service Spokesman, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, the Customs Office faced a formidable challenge but was gallantly defended, safeguarding the facility and the lives of fellow officers and personnel.
Tragically, during this harrowing encounter, Assistant Superintendent of Customs II Ahmed Usman, born on April 2, 1983, and a dedicated member of the NCS since February 24, 2009, made the ultimate sacrifice. He hailed from Pindiga Town, Akko Local Government Area in Gombe State, leaving behind a bereaved wife and five children, three boys, and two girls.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, in conjunction with the entire NCS community, however extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of ASC II Ahmed Usman, the NCS Borno/Yobe Area Command, and the Government of Gombe State for the loss of this heroic and dedicated individual who gave his life in the line of duty.
Furthermore, the CGC expressed deep appreciation for the steadfast solidarity and collaboration extended to the NCS by the Nigerian Army, Sister Agencies, and the people of Yobe State under the leadership of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor.
He emphasized the crucial role of community engagement in the collective pursuit of safety and security, urging all citizens to actively contribute to these shared efforts.
In memory of ASC II Ahmed Usman and in the face of adversity, the Nigeria Customs Service stands strong, unwavering, and united, committed to ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s borders.