One of the Customs Officers in Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has
been killed by smugglers while one other officer was hospitalized.
According reports online, the incident took place around 2:30am on Sunday, January 6th, 2018, during a routine patrol in Asero, Abeokuta, where they encountered 8 vehicles, loaded with rice.
A statement by Abdullahi Aliyu Maiwada, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), said ;
“In an attempt to lawfully secure the said items, the smugglers and their accomplices ambushed the officers in a deadly-like manner”.
“one of the officers, a Customs Assistant I, Hamisu Sani, sustained grievous injuries and paid the supreme price (died) in active service. He has since been buried according Islamic rites. Also, an Inspector of Customs, Tijani John Michel, sustained serious machete cut but is responding to treatment in the hospital”.
According to Aliyu, 2 suspects have been arrested by the police.