Smugglers allegedly opens fire on Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun Area 1 Command after they were stopped and bags of smuggled rice was about to be offloaded from their truck.
Sources gathered that a young man, who was assisting the NCS to evacuate the smuggled goods was hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to the hospital.
The Command’s Spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, said the incident happened on Monday at 2:30pm.
He added that two patrol vehicles belonging to the Nigerian Army and the NCS were equally pelted with bullets.
According to him, 110 bags was ceased in the operation; adding that one suspect was also arrested.
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