Smugglers Attack Customs Officers, Kill One In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, June 24, 2019

Smugglers Attack Customs Officers, Kill One In Ogun

The remains of Yakubu Shuaib being carried by his colleagues and sympathizers

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA -  An Assistant Supretendent of Customs, Yakubu Shuaibu was yesterday shot dead in an ambush by suspected smugglers in Ogun State.

Shuaibu, attached to the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A  in Lagos, was shot on Sunday at Akinrun Village, Oja - Odan axis in Yewa North Local Government Area and died from the injuries sustained on Monday. 

Another officer simply identified as Joseph S, a Customs Assistant, equally sustained injury during the ambush.

THE ENCOUNTER NEWS gathered that the Customs operatives who were on patrol had made seizure of smuggled rice, were returning to their base, when the attackers suspected to be smugglers laid ambush and opened fire on them.

The FOU Spokesman, Jerry Attah on Monday who confirmed the incident, said the slain officer had been buried according to Islamic rites in Abeokuta.

Attah said "They were on a patrol; they had made seizure of smuggled rice, while taking the rice to their based, they were ambushed. The officer was shot on Sunday, but he died today. He has been buried according to Islamic rites.

"No arrest has been made. The investigation is still on."

It would be that in January, suspected smugglers killed a Customs Assistant I, Hamisu Sani and injured an Inspector, Tijani Michael, during an ambush at Asero community in Abeokuta, the state capital.

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