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There was pandemonium in Owode-Yewa in the Yewa-South local government area of Ogun as armed
smugglers reportedly killed a customs officer .
The custom officer was killed during seizure of smuggled rice at Owode Yewa in Ogun State, close to Nigeria’s border with Benin republic
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the
slain officer was a driver of one of the patrol Vans of the Zone ‘A’ of the Federal Operating Unit of customs.
The FOU reportedly intercepted the smuggled rice on Saturday night ,the development angered the smugglers who reinforced their members .
They allegedly shot dead the officer while fixing one of the two vehicles conveying the seized smuggled rice, which broke down, following a mechanical fault
When contacted the spokesman of Customs Zonal Operational Unit, Theophilus Duniya, in a statement on Sunday, confirmed the incident .
Duniya said the smugglers armed with dangerous weapons and charms, mobilized themselves in a large number, attacked the officer and killed him
According to him, the body of the slain officer had been deposited in a hospital’s morgue.
Meanwhile ,there was palpable fear over the possible reprisal attack by the Nigeria Customs Service over the death of its officer .