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Use firearms for self-defence only, Customs CG warns officers

The acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, has warned officers and men of the service to apply tactical measures in dealing with citizens before using firearms.

Adeniyi said this in a statement on Thursday during the official declaration of a sensitisation workshop on the practical implementation of the Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023.

The workshop held in Abuja was for comptrollers and assistant legal advisers.

Adeniyi said that the use of firearms could only be applied in extreme circumstances that require self-defence.

He said, “We must not, in any circumstance, use firearms except we have an absolute necessity for using it. The citizens of this country are there for us to protect.”

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