The Kwara state command of the Nigeria custom has given chilling details of how hoodlums invade their premises on the 23rd of Friday 2020.
Explaining further in a statement coming from its Public Relation Officer, Chado Zakari said the hoodlums with the obvious intention of looting and setting the command and government property ablaze, came in large numbers armed with guns, machetes, axes, charms and other dangerous weapons with an attempt to unleash mayhem to the command.
“The comptroller, Ahmed Bello who was still in office as at the time of the attack, called for immediate reinforcement from the Nigeria Army as all effort to address the hoodlums to douse the tensed atmosphere at the command gate proved abortive as officers were left no option than to respond appropriately to spontaneous attack, unleashed by hoodlums.
Chado said Unfortunately forty 40 minutes of exchange of gunfire led to the serious injuries of two of our officers who are now responding to treatment in it health facilities, adding that it is important to state that 24 monocycles and one Keke Napep meant to move goods out of the command were recovered during the encounter.
To this end, the customs area comptroller hereby seized this opportunity to call on parents, guardians, community leaders, religions leaders and opinion moulders to caution their wards on the dangers of towing the path of extreme illegality and anarchy.
The command will do everything humanly possible within the ambit of the law to protect government properties and ensure that peace prevail against all odds.
It is important to reiterate that officers of the Nigeria customs service are only implementers of federal government policies in the overall interest of the national growth and development, the statement reads!