No fewer than four persons were allegedly shot dead by stray bullet and one other critically injured on Thursday in Iseyin, Oyo State when men of the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) shot sporadically in the town.
The Customs operatives started shooting after reportedly intercepting smuggled goods through the borders when they got into the town.
Some residents, who were out to enjoy Sallah celebration, were allegedly hit by stray bullets.
The incident caused pandemonium in the town as relations and friends of those affected protested.
When contacted, Public Relation Officers of Oyo/Osun Area Command of NCS, Kayode Wey, said he was not aware of the incident.
He said he was not sure if the Customs men were from his command.