3 feared dead as Customs, smugglers clash at Igbo-Ora

Three people reportedly died as a result of gunshots sustained during a clash between Customs officers and suspected smugglers in Igbo-Ora town on Thursday.

According to DAILY POST, those that died included a soldier, a Customs officer and a resident of the town.

It was learnt that some Customs officers from the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A and the smugglers clash on Thursday

The clash occurred after Customs officers intercepted a bus suspected to be carrying some bags of foreign rice from the smugglers.

A native of Igbo-Ora who confirmed the incident said, “Yes, there was a clash between some Customs officers and some smugglers on Thursday.

Spokesman of NCS in Oyo/Osun command, Mr. Kayode Wey when contacted said that he has no official report.

Wey, who confirmed that there was a clash between some Customs officers, however, said that he has not been informed about the details of the incident.

He said, “I don’t have official report. I don’t have. It is when I have that we can give you details.

But, Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, when contacted, said that investigations have commenced to unravel what transpired during the clash.

Fadeyi said, “There was no initial official report to the Police on the incident.

“But, investigation had commenced into the clash and further development will unfold soonest.”

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