Nigeria

2 allegedly killed as Customs, Sarki indigenes clash in Oyo

No fewer than two people were allegedly killed on Thursday, when some officers of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Oyo/Osun Command clashed with some residents of Saki in Oyo State.

DAILY POST gathered Thursday night that a customs officer and another resident of Saki lost their lives during the clash.

Our correspondent gathered that the clash started when Customs officers allegedly chased a Saki indigene alleged to be a smuggler into the town.

The alleged smuggler was said to have died in the process.

The death of the alleged smuggler, DAILY POST gathered made some individuals in the town to attack the Customs office.

A customs officer was said to have been killed during the attack on the Customs office in the town.

During the attack, a vehicle belonging to the Customs service was burnt.

Public Relations Officer of the Oyo/Osun command of NCS, Mr. Abdullah Lagos confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

Lagos in a chart with DAILY POST Thursday night said that he was aware of the incident, but yet to confirm what really happened.

He said, “We travelled with the Comptroller today, that is why I had no no chance.

“We heard about the incident but we are yet to confirm what really happened. But all our officers are safe.

“But the mob burnt our Customs Hilux and a vehicle at our base in Saki”.

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