Smugglers slay Customs officer in Ogun

Smugglers slay Customs officer in Ogun

Customs Assistant, Hamisu Sani, allegedly killed by smugglers in Ogun State. PHOTO: SHIPS & PORTS /Shulammite ‘Foyeku

Suspected smugglers on Sunday in an encounter with operatives of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on routine anti-smuggling patrol allegedly, killed a customs officer and injured another.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement released on Monday, Customs Assistant I, Hamisu Sani was killed and Inspector, Tijani Michael, injured during an ambush at Asero community in Abeokuta in an attempt to secure eight reconstructed vehicles loaded with smuggled rice and kept in Asero community.

Maiwada said the slain officer had been buried in line with Islamic rites.

He, however, disclosed that two suspects have been arrested by the Police, while the eight vehicles loaded with smuggled rice have been secured in connection with the incident.

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