A Customs officer recognized as Hamisu Sani, has been killed by suspected smugglers after himself and one other colleague have been ambushed at Asero neighborhood in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Sunday January sixth.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, in an announcement launched on Monday Janaury seventh, mentioned the incident had occurred whereas the safety operatives have been on routine patrol in an try to safe smuggled rice into the state the place eight autos loaded with baggage of rice have been intercepted.
Throughout the encounter Hamisu Sani, sustained severe accidents and died, whereas Inspector of Customs, Tijani John Michel, barely escaped with severe machete cuts.
Two suspects have been arrested by the Police, whereas the eight autos loaded with smuggled rice have been secured in reference to the incident.
The assertion reads partly
“Sadly throughout the encounter, one of many Officers a Customs Assistant I Hamisu Sani sustained grievous accidents and paid the supreme worth (died) in lively Service.
He has since been buried in accordance Islamic rites.
Additionally, an Inspector of Customs Tijani John Michel sustained severe machete lower however is responding to remedy within the hospital. In the meantime, two suspects have been arrested by police and eight autos totally loaded with smuggled rice have been secured in reference to the incident at Customs Home Abeokuta for additional investigation.
Whereas we commend the patriotic position of our sister Businesses and law-abiding residents, we want to categorically state that we’ll deploy all obligatory equipment to make sure that the perpetrators of this devilish act are dropped at e-book to face the total wrath of the regulation.
“Finally, the reoccurrence of such form of hostilities and intimidation by smugglers and their accomplice on our Officers and Men will never distract us from vigorously discharging our statutory functions.”