A Nigerian soldier in the early hours of Thursday reportedly shot a Customs officer to death at Seme border in Lagos State.
An eye-witness who spoke with Daily Trust said the incident aroused tension in the area over fear of a clash between soldiers and customs officers at the border.
According to the source who pleaded not to be mentioned, the soldier was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
“It’s possible that the soldier was under the influence of alcohol because no one expected him to behave in such a strange manner,” the source said.
Seme is a Nigerian community that shares a border with Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic.