The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos has confirmed the killing of one of its operatives – a driver – during an anti-smuggling operation in Ogun State.
Spokesman of the unit, Theophilus Duniya, who confirmed the development on Sunday, said the incident occurred at Owode area of Ogun State on Saturday night.
”The driver was killed during an operation after two vehicles laden with smuggled foreign parboiled rice were seized and were being taken to Lagos.
“In the course of the movement, one of the vehicles developed a mechanical problem and as it was being fixed, the suspected smugglers mobilised themselves in large number with arms, charms, stones and other dangerous objects to murder the officer.
“The body of the deceased has since been deposited in a mortuary, while investigations have commenced,” Duniya said.