The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has condoled with the Nigerian Customs Service and the family of the officer killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam, Saturday.
Governor Buni described the attack on the Customs facility and the sad loss of the officer as sad and unfortunate.
“It is sad that we are visited by this unfortunate incident at a time when we enjoy relative peace across the state.
“Our gallant security operatives have no doubt maintained watchful eyes to maintain security to lives and property in the state.
“This unfortunate attack however, is a wake- up call to all of us to be vigilant, and we should not be carried away by the peace we enjoy and taken by surprises.
“I extend the sympathy and condolences of the government and people of Yobe state to the Nigeria Customs Service, the Controller General and family of the slain officer,” Governor Buni said.