3 killed as customs repel attempt to abduct officer

 The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations , Zone A, Thursday revealed that three persons were killed as the repelled an attempt to abduct its officer duty.

The Acting Controller the , DC Usman Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement signed by Relations Officer, DSC Theophilus Duniya, in Lagos.

Yahaya said that at 3.00 p.m. May 13, some dare devil smugglers accompanied by thugs attacked a patrol team serving with the unit at Iseyin, Oyo State.

“The officers, who were on routine patrol, intercepted two Nissan Pathfinder SUV vehicles fully loaded with smuggled parboiled at Iseyin.

“Sequel to the interception, the officers were attacked by a mob who were mobilised by the smugglers.

“The mob attacked the officers with dangerous weapons, inflicting serious on two officers and attempted to abduct the officer, who was brutally attacked.

“The assailants had taken the officer with his rifle before his team members, who acted in self-defence, shot at his suspected abductors.

“This to the death three them before he was rescued and taken for immediate medical attention,” he said.

Yahaya noted that the officers successfully evacuated the intercepted smuggled , while the officers were receiving treatment.

He expressed sadness over the avoidable incident and urged community and parents to call their wards and youths to order.

The official lamented the criminality obstructing and attacking officers on lawful duty, describing it as a venture that yields no good for all, including the Service.

While appealing for compliance with extant rules, he assured of the resolve of his men to remain resolute on discharging their duties in the best interest of Nigerians. (NAN)