Customs Officer Attacked By Smugglers In Ogun Over 35 Bags Of Rice
It was a bloody encounter for Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Command I as smugglers attacked their officers in Ilashe village area of Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government, Ogun State.
The Public Relations Officer, for Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada in a statement said the incident happened on Friday evening when officers were on information patrol to Ilashe village in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.
According to Maiwada, “During their operation, they Intercepted 35 bags of smuggled parboiled rice of 50kg each ferried by a convoy of motorcyclists (popularly known as Okada) in the area.
“On their way out of the area, the diehard smugglers mobilised themselves in an overwhelming number, launched a vicious attack with assorted weapons on officers performing their lawful duties.”
He said effort made to repelled the attack and avoid bloodshed, one officer of the Customs, Assistant Superintendent Chidi Johnson was brutally matcheted, sustaining deep cuts in various parts of his body.
He explained further that, the wounded officer was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention, and luckily he is responding to treatment.
He added that five suspects members of the diehard smugglers have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently undergoing interrogation.
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