Customs officer shot dead at Seme border



By GODWIN ORITSE

LAGOS — GUNMEN, Saturday, shot and killed a Customs officer, Mr Musa Bala, a Senior Inspector of Customs, at the Seme border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Confirming the development, spokesman of the command, Mr. Ernest Ollotah, said the incident came as a shock to the command, adding that the remains of the officer had been deposited at the Badagry General Hospital mortuary.

Ollotah told Vanguard that the command was still awaiting the  report of the incident from the Police as the matter was being investigated.

The incident, according to Ollotah, took place at about 5 a.m, a few metres from Customs Barracks in Seme.

He said the command would not jump into conclusion over the incident until the Police report was ready, adding that the family of the deceased officer had been notified, a development that necessitated a visit to  the command by the deceased’s brother.

The command’s spokesman also told Vanguard that the late officer hailed from Adamawa State and will be buried after investigation into his death.

Customs officers in the Seme axis have come under serious attacks in recent times. The death of Musa is about the second this year as another officer was shot dead by one of his colleagues few weeks ago.


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