Smuggling Gang Attacks Customs Officers in Badagry

Smuggling Gang Attacks Customs Officers in Badagry

Kathy Kyari 

The Nigeria Customs Service's Federal Operations Unit, Zone A has confirmed that a smuggling gang attacked its officers, killing one of the gang members in badagry, Lagos state. 

The PRO, FOU Zone A, SC Theophilus Duniya revealed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the incident occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2024, about 0300 hours.

"A joint patrol team comprising  FOU A personnel and some soldiers intercepted a boat carrying smuggled rice and vehicles by the waterside in Badagry, Lagos State. While evacuating the goods, a group of men, led by an individual armed with charms and a matchet, attacked the team, injuring a Customs officer in the face and a soldier on the leg". The statement read

The statement further added that "the personnel acting in self-defense, maimed the leader of the gang to prevent him from inflicting more injuries on the personnel and was evacuated for immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, he later died en route to the hospital".

Comptroller Kola Oladeji, the Controller of FOU Zone A, responded to the incident by praising the Army and Customs employees for their professionalism and bravery in the face of a potentially dangerous attack. 

He reaffirmed the Unit's commitment to stopping smuggling and asked community leaders and parents to dissuade their wards from participating in criminal activities that could endanger their safety and the safety of other residents.

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