Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has disclosed that seven of its Commands were affected by the suspected hoodlums attack on government and private facilities spreading across the country.
The attacks on five, namely, Ogun1 Idiroko, Jigawa, Adamawa, Kwara and Edo Commands, according to NCS, were successful.
However attempts to attack Commands in Kano and Abuja were repelled while in Ondo/Ekiti, the youths hijacked one of their patrol van and drove it around town for days before it was recovered.
The National Public Relations of NCS, Joseph Attah, who confirmed these also added that Adamawa Command was the hardest hit. He also said that one officer was killed at Ogun1 Command by the attackers.
He further assured that the Service has put in place strategic plans to ensure the safety of officers, facilities and properties of the Service.
At the Kwara Customs Command, a large number of hoodlums armed with guns, machetes, axes, charms and other dangerous weapons were determined to unleash mayhem on the Command but were resisted by the combined efforts of the Customs officers and the army.
In a statement,the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Chado Zakari, said there was an exchange of gunfire for about 40 minutes resulting to serious injuries on two officers, who he said are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.