Smugglers attack, kill Customs officer on duty
.FOU begins investigation to trail culprits
By Udeme Clement
It is another sad moment for Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, as the dare-devil smugglers violently attacked and killed a Customs officer on duty.
Financial Business learnt that the deceased was attached to the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘A’, Lagos.
The attack, which resulted into the sudden death of the officer, identified as Yakubu Shuaibu, took place at Oja-Odan community of Ogun State.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased and other operatives of the Unit who were on anti-smuggling patrol operation made seizure of foreign rice earlier before that incident. But on the way back to their base, the smugglers ambushed and open fire on the officers.
The victim sustained serious injury and later died. He has been buried according to Islamic rites.
The Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Jerry Attah, confirmed the sad incident.
He explained that investigation is on-going to track the culprits behind the attack and killing of the officer.