Suspected smugglers have reportedly killed an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Fagbohun village, Yewa South Local Government Area, Ogun State.
The smugglers were said to have attacked a patrol team of Customs officers from the Federal Operating Unit (FOU), Zone A, Lagos, who stormed the village for an operation. Two of the officers were reported missing after the attack.
On Wednesday, the lifeless body of one of the missing officers was found in a river near Ajegun Iyaloosa village without his rifle, while the other is still missing.
The spokesman of FOU, Zone A, Theophilus Duniya, said some suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The spokesperson said, “One of the officers is confirmed dead, while the other one is still missing. It happened yesterday (Tuesday) in the afternoon. They were on information patrol when they were attacked. It was an unprovoked attack that ended the life of one and the other one is still missing.
“The one that was found dead, his rifle was missing; but we can’t say for the other one that is still missing until we get to the end of it. At the moment, we have some suspects in custody in relation to that murder.”
He appealed to the members of the public to stop attacking Customs officers going about their lawful duties.
He said the families of the deceased and the missing officer will have to be officially notified before their names are made public.
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