The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council laments the abduction July 10th 2020 and subsequent slaying of Antiguan Customs and Excise Officer Nigel Christian. The brazen and brutal manner of his abduction and killing has left the Antiguan, Caribbean and International Customs community in shock.
We unitedly condemn his slaying and are confident that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and its National Security establishment will employ all professional means, leaving no stone unturned, in exposing the perpetrators, their motive for this act in order to bring those responsible to justice.
This shows the level of risks that Customs, Police and other public officers are exposed to in serving the state and the public. Officers are encouraged to continue performing their duties fairly, with integrity, without favour or fear for the welfare of their nation.
We express our deepest condolences and pray for the consolation of his immediate family, relatives and Customs colleagues.