A
Location in obada local government called Anigbobo village in Ogun state specifically
had personnel of the Nigeria custom; Ogun state command attacked leaving one severely
injured.

A
statement coming from its Public Relation officer Abdullahi Maiwada said; men
of Nigeria Customs Service Ogun 1 command went on information patrol to Anigbobo village where they succeeded in intercepting thirty-five bags of smuggled per-boiled
rice of 50kg each.


He
said it was while on their way out of the area of arrest, some unscrupulous
elements suspected to be diehard smugglers in their numbers shot sporadically
at officers.

“Inspector
El-Edeh was shot on his forehead, whilst the injured officer was immediately
rushed to a nearby hospital for proper medical attention and he is responding
to treatment, Maiwada said.  

Continuing,
Maiwada said the team gallantly responded to the aggression and succeeded in
evacuating the smuggled items to the government warehouse for safekeeping
adding that investigation is ongoing to fish out the perpetrators.

The
custom area comptroller, Michael Agbara assured members of the public that the
renewed hostilities by armed smugglers will not deter the officers and men of
the command  from discharging their
statutory responsibilities as he further assured law-abiding members of the
public to go about their legitimate activities with the assurance that with the
antics deployed  by smugglers, they will
surely meet their waterloo. 

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