Four reportedly shot dead, one injured as Customs officials engage suspected smugglers in Iseyin
Four persons were reportedly shot dead in Iseyin, a town in Oyo State during a clash between some Customs officers and suspected smugglers.
It was gathered that the incident occurred Thursday afternoon when some residents were still celebrating the Eld-Fitri festival.
Sources disclosed that the four people died as a result of gunshots they sustained when the customs officers were engaging with the smugglers.
It was learnt that the customs officers started shooting after intercepting smuggled goods coming through the borders.
Sources said that some of those hit by stray bullets were residents who were on ground to enjoy Eld-Fitri celebrations.
Residents said that four people reportedly died as a result of the gunshots they sustained while a person was seriously injured as a result of the incident.
But, all efforts made to get a reaction from the Spokesman of Oyo/ Osun command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Kayode Wey proved to be abortive.