Nigeria: Rep. Oladele Condems Killing By Customs/Soldiers Patrol Team At Ogun Border
London, May 13, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Chairman House Committee on Financial Crimes, Hon. Oladele Kayode, representing ImekoAfon/ Yewa North federal constituency on Sunday condemned the invasion of Ilara Nigeria/ Benin border community by the Joint operatives of Nigeria Customs and Army
He also met with people of the affected communities and advised them to be law abiding and refrain from taking laws into their hand.
Rep. Oladele condole with the family of the victims who died during the ugly incident and prayed to God to give them fortitude to bear the irrecoverable loss.
It was gathered that the incident happened at the border town with the Republic of Benin at about 8.30am.
Sources said trouble began when suspected smugglers while moving bags of rice in a convoy to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, were accosted by a joint anti-smuggling patrol team made up of the operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and soldiers.
It was said that as the soldiers and the Customs officers attempted to impound the contraband goods, the smugglers put up a stiff resistance, which resulted in an exchange of fire, leaving about four people dead and six others with gunshot wounds.
Maiwada, admitted there was an interdiction between the Customs and smugglers at the Ilara border town on Saturday.
He said, “I learnt there was an interdiction between our men (Customs) and smugglers in Ilara border town when the smugglers wanted to move bags of rice in their vehicles out of the town to their receivers.
“But I don’t have details of the incident but I will get back to you as soon as I am fully briefed.”