Car dealers and Customs officials clashed on Thursday in
Kaduna,resulting in the car dealers set tingablaze a Customs’ patrol
The incident, which took place along the Rabah Road, in Kaduna North
Local Government, occurred at about 3pm when Customs officials had gone
on patrol to impound vehicles without import duties from car dealers in
At about 4pm, the men of the Kaduna State Fire Service were still battling to put out the fire on the patrol vehicle.
Motorists and other road users as well as passersby scamper for safety
while security operatives from the ‘Operation Yaki’ outfit cordon off
An eyewitness told PUNCH that the Customs officials had gone to an
unnamed car dealer’s showroom around the Isa Kaita road area and
impounded about six luxury vehicles which they claimed had no import
However, according to the eyewitness, on getting to the showroom, the
Customs officials who were few in numbers, sensed there could be
danger and decided to go back for reinforcement.
The car dealer, it was learnt, used the opportunity “to quickly hide some of the vehicles.”
“But the Customs officials were able to tow away four of the luxury vehicles,” he added.
Not done, the Custom officials came back to impound more vehicles, it
was at this point, the car dealers mobilised and gave the officials a
They (car dealers) caught up with the patrol vehicle and set it ablaze while onlookers cheered the efforts of the car dealers.