Two killed as Customs, smugglers clash in Ogun


Two Customs officers were furthermore injured in the clash, a spokesperson of the agency talked about.

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Provider clashed with suspected smugglers in the Kobape issue of Abeokuta on Saturday leaving no no longer as a lot as 2 other folks useless.

Two customs officers were furthermore injured in the clash, a spokesperson of the agency talked about.

It used to be learnt that the officers were on the path of some suspected smugglers conveying bags of foreign rice and arrested them at Kobape junction, alongside Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.

The officers were, on the other hand, blocked from taking them away by some armed males and an exchange of gunfire ensued.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson in the issue, confirmed the clash and talked about the police drafted officers to the scene.

‘Attacked without provocation’

Theophilus Duniya, the Public Relatives Officer of the Federal Working Unit, FOU Zone A, talked about the customs officers were attacked without provocation.

In step with him, the patrol team had intercepted 12 autos conveying bags of foreign parboiled rice earlier than they attacked the smugglers’ sympathisers.

“Out of 12 autos in the convoy of the smugglers, our operatives were capable of trot away with four of them laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice. The arrested suspect and the seizure were dropped at the Unit Headquarters, Ikeja.

“The Acting Controller of the Unit, Hussein Ok Ejibunu, frowned at the avoidable lack of lives in consequence of the unprovoked attack.

“He has ordered corpulent scale Investigations into the topic to apprehend other fleeing suspects with their smuggled wares.

“Two of our wounded operatives from the attack are right now receiving treatment in a clinical facility.”

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