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Customs confirms face-off between residents, officers in Ibarapa [PHOTO]

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has confirmed the conflict between a few of its officers and residents of Ibarapa North Native Authorities Space of Oyo State.

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DAILY POST had earlier reported how not more than three folks misplaced their lives throughout an assault which was allegedly carried out by some males in Customs and Military uniforms.

Our correspondent gathered that some males in Customs and Military uniforms invaded Igangan in Ibarapa North native authorities space round 8.pm on Friday and shot sporadically.

It was gathered that no fever that three folks have been reportedly killed whereas the capturing lasted. A kind of killed is the Amotekum commandant in Ibarapa Central.

It was gathered that the gunmen killed two folks at Igangan in Ibarapa North whereas one one that is the Amotekum commandant was killed in Igboora in Ibarapa Central native authorities space.

The Customs has nonetheless confirmed the incident.

The Customs in its response claimed that it was the residents that attacked its officers who have been on path of some buses carrying prohibited gadgets, opposite to what the residents mentioned.

Customs Public Relations Officer, Federal Operations Unit, Theophilus Duniya, who spoke with DAILY POST on Saturday claimed that three Customs officers and a soldier have been injured in the course of the conflict.

He added that the Customs officers sighted smugglers carrying prohibited gadgets and within the course of, the smugglers attacked the officers.

Duniya, within the phone dialog, spoke additional by saying that investigations are nonetheless ongoing to arrest the suspects.

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“Three Customs Officers and a soldier on responsibility have been injured in an unprovoked assault by smugglers in Igbo Ora space of Ibarapa Native Authorities, Oyo State within the night hours of Friday, July 16 , 2021 at about 8:00 pm.

“The injured Customs Officers who’re operatives of the Zone A, Federal Operations Unit, sighted 8 vehicles carrying smuggled overseas parboiled rice whose drivers and armed accompanying passengers launched assault on the officers.

“One of many attackers was shot and disarmed whereas the others retreated with their smuggled wares.

“Whereas investigations are ongoing to arrest and prosecute the attackers, all of the attacked Customs officers and troopers, together with one which was shot within the head, are receiving remedy.

“Performing Controller of the Unit, DC Usman Yahaya, condemns the assault and reiterates the uncompromising resolve of the Service to suppress smuggling.”

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