Sad News: Customs officer shot dead at Seme border

Via Vanguard—

LAGOS — GUNMEN, Saturday, shot and killed a

Customs officer, Mr Musa Bala, a Senior

Inspector of Customs, at the Seme border

Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Confirming the development, spokesman of the

command, Mr. Ernest Ollotah, said the incident

came as a shock to the command, adding that

the remains of the officer had been deposited at

the Badagry General Hospital mortuary.

Ollotah told Vanguard that the command was

still awaiting the report of the incident from the

Police as the matter was being investigated.

The incident, according to Ollotah, took place at

about 5 a.m, a few metres from Customs

Barracks in Seme.

He said the command would not jump into

conclusion over the incident until the Police

report was ready, adding that the family of the

deceased officer had been notified, a development that necessitated a visit to the command by the deceased's brother.

The command's spokesman also told Vanguard

that the late officer hailed from Adamawa State

and will be buried after investigation into his


Customs officers in the Seme axis have come

under serious attacks in recent times. The death

of Musa is about the second this year as another

officer was shot dead by one of his colleagues

few weeks ago.

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