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.