Gunmen shoot custom officers evacuating smuggled rice in Ogun State (photos)

Some Nigerian Customs officers in Ogun Area 1 Command were allegedly shot by some gunmen believed to be smugglers while evacuating bags of smuggled rice.

The report indicated that a young man, who was assisting the NCS to evacuate the smuggled goods was hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to the hospital.

The Command’s Spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, said the incident happened on Monday at about 2:30pm.

in a statement, Maiwada added that the operation, which was carried out in conjunction with men of the Nigerian Army, was as a relief intelligence gathered; which he said assisted in identifying the hideout used in stockpiling smuggled rice and contrabands.

He added that two patrol vehicles belonging to the Nigerian Army and the NCS were equally pelted with bullets.

According to him, 110 bags was ceased in the operation; adding that one suspect was also arrested.

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