Customs’ vehicle somersaults while chasing smugglers

Customs’ vehicle somersaults while chasing smugglers
The damaged Customs truck.


Four officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have been involved in a car accident in Akwa Ibom State while chasing suspected smugglers.

The incident happened over the weekend along Eket-Oron Road, in Akwa Ibom.

No customs official died in the accident as being rumoured on Facebook, Customs said.

Customs spokesman, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, who confirmed the accident, said the injured officers are responding to treatment.

“You know Nigerians, whenever somebody has an accident instead of them to help you they will just be snapping photos. Now, they don’t even know if the persons are okay,” Attah said. 

The identity of the officers is still unknown. They were said were reportedly chasing a Toyota Sienna car when their pick-up truck somersaulted multiple times after hitting the Sienna. The Sienna was also badly damaged. 

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