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Drunk soldier kills Customs officer over minor disagreement

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An allegedly drunk Nigerian soldier has reportedly shot a Customs officer to death at Seme border in Lagos State over what eye witnesses described as a minor argument.

An eye-witness who spoke with our reporter said that the incident which happened in the early hours of Thursday, aroused tension in the area over fear of a clash between soldiers and customs officers at the border.

The source who pleaded anonymity said the soldier was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

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“It’s possible that the soldier was under the influence of alcohol because no one expected him to behave in such a strange manner.”

Seme is a Nigerian community that shares a border with Cotonou, the capital of the Benin Republic.

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