The Nation (Nigeria)

Smugglers injure soldier, three customs men in Oyo


ASOLDIER and three Customs officials have been wounded in an attack by smugglers in Igbo Ora, Ibarapa local council of Oyo State. Acting Controller of the customs unit Usman Yahaya confirmed the incident, which reportedly happened on Friday.

“The injured NCS officers, who are operatives of Zone A, Federal Operations Unit, sighted eight trucks carrying smuggled foreign parboiled rice. The drivers and armed passengers of the trucks launched an attack on the officers.

“One of the attackers was shot and disarmed while the others retreated with their smuggled wares,” Yahaya said.

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