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Smugglers Ambush and Kill Customs Officer, Injure Another in Ogun

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An Assistant Supritendent of Customs, Yakubu Shuaibu, attached to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A in Lagos, , was on Sunday shot dead by suspected smugglers in at Akinrun Village in Ogun State.

Confirming the incident, Jerry Attah, the FOU spokesman on Monday said the victim was killed at Akinrun village, Oja – Odan axis in Yewa North Local Government Area.

Mr Attah also disclosed that the slain officer had been buried according to Islamic rites in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

“They were on a patrol; they had made seizure of smuggled rice. While taking the rice to their base, they were ambushed. The officer was shot on Sunday, but he died today.

“He has been buried according to Islamic rites. No arrest has been made. The investigation is still on,” he explained.

The smugglers also injured one of them, identified as Joseph.

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