Customs official killed in violent clash in Ogun State
A violent clash occurred in Imasai town of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State leading to the death of an official of the Nigeria Customs Service, and damages of several properties.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Maiwada, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, blamed the violence on suspected smugglers who resisted arrest.
He said the customs operatives were on routine anti-smuggling operations when they had an encounter with the suspected smugglers.
“It’s confirmed that the operatives of the National Border drill went on routine anti-smuggling operation and had an encounter with some suspected smugglers. In the melee that ensued, one of the operatives was brutally murdered by some unscrupulous elements. However, investigation is ongoing and details shall be communicated as soon as practically possible,” Maiwada said, according to Premium Times.