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Customs officer killed, as smugglers riddle their van with bullets

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The Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service has been ambushed along Sinau-Kenu road in Baruten LGA of Kwara State.

The group of hoodlums shot sporadically and pelted the Personnel with other dangerous items while in transit having evacuated some abandoned thirty jerry cans of PMS and forty bags of rice.

However, one of the Officers paid the supreme price while three others, sustain various degrees of injuries and are being treated in an undisclosed hospital.

According to the Press Release signed by the Nigeria Customs Service Public Relations Officer Kwara Command, Chado Zakari, the deceased, ASCI Saheed Aweda has been b¥ried according to Islamic rites in his home town, Popogbona in Ilorin West Local Government of Kwara State.

Meanwhile, the Coordinator Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) Compt. Olugboyega Peters has ordered a full-scale investigation to fish out the criminals.

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